Friends of Oakley Creek would love to see you!

The end of the year is almost here – but there are a few more weeks and some events going on that are looking for your support!

Last Working Bee for the year Come along to the Community Working Bee at the Oakley Creek Walkway. It’s on Sunday 3rd December, 2017, 10.00am-12.00noon. Meet up on the west side of the creek, access is from the new path from Great North Road, Waterview, south of the tunnel vent stack or from the walkway – just follow the signs and the flags – we’ll see you there!

Rodent Monitoring  Come help out with rodent monitoring on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December, 2017 – 9.00am-11.00am. Meet up at the Unitec student carpark by Building 76 and we’ll go on from there.

Join us for the end of year picnic! To celebrate the end of the year together join us at the End of Year Gathering – we’ll be having a picnic on Sunday 17th December, 2017 – 12.00 noon-3.00pm, at the Harbutt Reserve down by the creek. Please bring a plate of yummy food to share at this picnic and join us to celebrate another year of protecting and restoring Oakley Creek. See you there!!

For more details on any of the above events, contact Wendy on 815 3101 or 027 232 6454 or go to


At your local Mt Albert Library – Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore!

Looking for fun, free ways to keep your child learning and building their reading skills over summer? Sign up for Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading programme for children aged 5-13 years. Look out for the fliers and take your children along to Mt Albert Library to take part in this bilingual programme. Registration is open now!

Send some love

Mt Albert Library is also a drop-box site for Sending Love,, so please drop off your Christmas cards for the elderly who will be alone this Christmas by 6 December. Your hand-made or store-bought card and words of love will be very welcome! Phone 377 0209 for full details.

Also on at your Library – the regular favourites

Storytime every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30, and Wriggle & Rhyme is every Thursday, 10:15am and 11:15am.

Minecraft Club meets Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm. And Rhymetime is every Saturday from 11:00-11:30am. Phone 377 0209 for full details.


Fresh floral Christmas wreaths – evening workshop at Alberton

Get crafty in the festively decorated setting of Alberton’s Victorian ballroom with its towering tree! The Christmas wreath is a classic decoration usually hung on an exterior door. With origins in pagan traditions it represents eternity, hope and renewed life for the coming Spring.

In this focused workshop you will learn to make a beautiful wreath from flowers, branches and all natural plant materials with artist Marama Davis from Moon Lighting.

Join us for a magical evening on Thursday 14 December, 7pm to 9pm at Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road. Cost is $45 per person and bookings are essential on 09 8467367 or contact


Here Come the Kerr Taylors: An Insight into Car Ownership in Early Auckland. Bring along the family to explore the house and learn about Auckland’s early car owners in an exhibition. Open all days except Monday and Tuesday, from 10.30am-4pm. Exhibition runs through until December 12. Cost: $10 (children free).


St Lukes Mall

Photos with Santa! Every day from November 19th. Check website for times and more details.


Music for children

Interactive music sessions at St Lukes Church, during term time at 10am. Sessions include puppets, props, action and movement. Phone 09 846 3023


Coding and robotics open day

Scratchpad Centre, 1 Wagener Pl.  Sundays 1pm-2.30pm. Free. Ages: 5-18. Learn to write your first program. Register at 815 0825.


Aaja Nachle Bollywood Dance classes

Ever wanted to learn how to Bollywood dance? Here’s your opportunity! Classes for kids, teens and adults. Sunday, 3rd December 9am onwards at Roskill Youth Zone, 740 Sandringham Road Extn, Mt Roskill.  It’s free but bookings are required – contact or 021 0881 0856 for more information.


RYZ Kidzone

Roskill Kidzone, 740 Sandringham Rd. Fridays 3.30pm-6pm. Free. For kids aged 5-12. If your kids are into sports, art, games or just want to be loud, then the Kidzone is the place to be. For more information, contact Wini : 021 052 8776.



YMCA Community and Recreation Centre, 773 New North Rd. Monday-Frday, 8.45am-3.15pm. Charges apply. Website for details.


Yoga, relaxation and meditation

Mt Albert War Memorial hall, 773 New North Rd. Tuesday, 7pm-8pm. All ages. Free (donations welcome).


Mt Albert Streetfood Station

Every Friday from 5pm-9pm. 847 New North Rd. Weekly event with a revolving selection of food trucks along with a licensed bar serving craft beer and organic wine. Covered site. Facebook page


Mt Albert Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9am-1pm. 847 New North Rd. Covered site. Facebook page




The “Coming up in Mt Albert” column is changed once a week – on Sundays or Monday morning. Information needs to be with us no later than noon on a Saturday for the following week. We are also happy to accept information on advanced events – say, within the next 2-3 weeks.


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