32 days ago

What's On: Daytime- Meditate in Mt Eden

Michelle from Mount Eden

Learn Buddhist techniques to improve the quality of your life with meditation. www.meditateinauckland.org............... $12/$8 Beginners welcome, come any week.
Daytime- Meditate in Mt Eden
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9 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.

1 hour ago

Chair role change at Albert-Eden Local Board

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Central Leader

The Albert-Eden Local Board chair is set to change on May 22.

Lee Corrick will assume duties as chair and Margi Watson will become deputy chair.

Outgoing chair Margi Watson said it had been her privilege to serve the Albert-Eden communities.

"Over this duration we have achieved good outcomes for the area in spite of the challenges COVID-19 brought and I’m proud of the work we have done.

"... I'm looking forward to supporting Lee in her new role and continuing to work with her as deputy chair. "

It is not unusual for local boards to share roles throughout the three-year term, Auckland Council said.

1 hour ago

New Rental

Jogyata from Auckland Central

Greetings to any large-hearted landlords / property owners! The Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre - which offers year round free courses in meditation and has ongoing humanitarian aid projects - is seeking new premises to rent/lease in the central Auckland suburbs. Providing one of Auckland's most popular community spaces, the Centre has taught over 35,000 Aucklanders the art of meditation through its free programs, and also responds to aid projects for children throughout the South Pacific. We'd love to hear from any property owners who would like to discuss rental possibilities. We need about 250 sq m2 or more of space, preferably from Onehunga northwards, to accomodate our public classes and community w/shops .

Our organisation is a non-profit registered Charitable Trust and entirely staffed and funded by volunteers. We're happy to renovate any potential property and would like to additionally have a ground floor retail space to look at opening a small food enterprise. (We opened and ran the Blue Bird vege cafe on Dominion Rd for 22 years). We've excellent references and treat our rental space with great respect and care. For further details, please contact Jogyata Dallas, 022 1887432 or email : jogyata@slingshot.co.nz