Welcome to Transition Point Chevalier (TPC)

 

We have following active sub-groups up and running: The Old Homestead Community Garden with the Dignan Street Community Garden Hub, and the Bulk Purchasing Group. Then there is our Resource Pool for community members who would like to borrow mulchers, hoes, juicers etc. We also have set up recycling for soft plastics at Pt Chevalier Primary School, Te Ra Rd - to avoid this going into landfill - please read more here.

For more detailed information please see the minutes from our monthly gatherings below. Archived versions from the previous years are available here: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016.

We'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings or a sub-group meeting! The venues are alternating between 2nd Weds of the month at Kaitahi (6.30 for shared meal, 7.30 meeting start) and 2nd Tues of the month hosting at someones place 7.30 - 9pm starting in February 2018 with a hosted one at Heidi’s place.

Transition Point Chevalier - Mission Statement

TPC House Rules

 

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

The monthly meetings are being held alternating at 7:30pm between various people's private homes or the Community Centre at 18 Huia Road. Following the dates for 2018:

Agenda items so far include hearing the latest news about the imminent removal of pohutukawa trees on Pt Chev Rd, and Bike Auckland's initiatives to improve cycling for kids going to the local schools.

For past minutes please scroll down to the bottom of this page - hope to see you there!

Xmas Gathering 2017Friday 15th December 6.30-9pm at the beach (Edith St end) (high tide for swimmers) unless it’s very windy when we’ll move it to the community garden. BYO shared picnic dinner.

The Dignan Street Community Garden group meets Fridays 9-11.30ish plus every second Sunday of the month between 3 and 5pm. The Sunday gardening events are combined with our monthly Social Gathering. Extra weekend working bees will be annonced via Neighbourly Events. Some info here, for further details please contact Ally (phone 846 3853).

SWAP5 – a great afternoon of browsing tables full of preloved things from toys, clothes, tools, plants, produce, art & crafts, kitchenware, working&safe appliances etc. Koha is (up to) 5 items/things you want to see loved and used by someone else because they still have so much life in them but are redundant for you. Equally, you are encouraged to take (up to) 5 items home.

Apart from a community arvo out, our “Mission Possible” has already achieved heaps if many participants finds at least one or two desired things. That’s a lot of stuff reused and repurposed and no money nor energy needed to produce them. All leftover items will be donated to the Hospice shop. Please bring no more than 1 book pp.

Purchasing group, contact Niki for further details.

Christmas Party 2017

Dates proposed to be 15th December in the Dignan St garden from 6pm. Bex to light pizza oven from 4.30pm and make pizza dough. BYO toppings (esp tom sauce and cheese) RSVP by 8th Dec. Guido to send out invite to TPC list. People encouraged to bring guitars for a sing along. Optional bring one lucky dip prezzie, must be something you already owned, or grown or made.

 

Sub-Group Activities and Statements of Purpose

Dignan Street COMMUNITY GARDEN and COMMUNITY GARDEN at the Old Homestead - mission statement tba.

BULK PURCHASING GROUP - "The purpose of the purchasing group is to put in place structures that provide access to food and other products consistent with the overall aims of Transition Pt Chevalier. To do this, we wish to create a purchasing community, in which we develop relationships with producers and suppliers and also strengthen our relationships with each other. Producers, suppliers and products will be chosen by the extent to which they met the following purchasing principles (note, these are not in order of importance and are not all relevant to all products): organic, local, fair trade, low packaging, as few steps as possible to the grower or manufacturer, cheaper than retail, high quality."

LIBRARY GROUP (hibernating) - "To get books and mixed-media in the public library and have associated displays and other events that will inform and raise awareness of issues relevant to Transition Point Chevalier"

GARDENING GROUP - "To enable and encourage the expansion and efficiency of urban sustainable gardens and food production." Monthly visits to member’s properties provide insights, understanding and experience of a wealth of gardening options that are out there.

 

Past Events

Please see annual archived versions - links above under "Welcome".

 

Monthly Meetings Minutes

In case we are taking minutes please see the links below.

Notes from the monthly meeting on March 21st, 2017

Notes from the monthly meeting on September 12th, 2017

 

Contact

To contact Transition Town Point Chevalier, please email.

Communications people for 2017 are: Guido.