Friends of Oakley Creek

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 OakleyCreek Walkway – on Sunday 3rd December, 2017, 10.00am-12.00noon. Meet up on the west side of the creek, access from the new path from Great North Road, Waterview, south of the tunnel vent stack or form the walkway – just follow the signs and the flags.

Rodent Monitoring: come help out with rodent monitoring on Saturday and Sunday (December 9/10). Meet up at the Unitec student carpark by Building 76 by 9am.

To celebrate the end of the year together join us at our picnic on Sunday 17th December,  from noon-3.00pm at the Harbutt Reserve down by the creek. Please bring a plate to share and join us to celebrate another year of protecting and restoring Oakley Creek.

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


Mt Albert Library

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 by December 6 for the elderly who will be alone this Christmas. 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.


Alberton House

Fresh floral Christmas wreaths – evening workshop at Alberton House on Thursday December 14. Cost is $45 per person and bookings are essential on 09 8467367 or go to website.

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.

Exhibition: 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. 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 19. Check website for times and more details.


Music for children

Interactive music sessions at St Luke’s 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, 3  December, 9am onwards at Roskill Youth Zone, 740Sandringham Road Extn, Mt Roskill. It’s free but bookings are required – 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. 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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