Welcome to Transition Point Chevalier (TPC 2014)

We have four sub-groups up and running: a Gardening Group with its own Community Garden at the Old Homestead, a Library Group, and a Purchasing Group. A project subgroup also successfully organised a Treasure Hunt for Point Chevalier. And 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 meetings below. Archived versions from the previous years are available here: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013.

We'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings or a sub-group meeting! General meetings for 2014 will be held in the upstairs lounge area of the Springs of Life Church, 126 Point Chevalier Road on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 07:30pm. There will be no meeting in December and January. Meetings for the year 2014 are on Tuesday 11 February, 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November and Christmas party on 5th December tide 7.53pm Edith street end of the beach from 6-8pm, pot luck shared dinner.

Transition Point Chevalier - Mission Statement

TPC House Rules


Upcoming Events



Monthly meeting and marketplace at 7:30p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Springs Church hall on Pt Chevalier Rd (reminder will be advised via email or please ask). The last meeting of this year will be our Christmas party on 5th December tide 7.53pm Edith street end of the beach from 6-8pm, pot luck shared dinner.

Community Fruit Tree Planting sub group meeting, TBA. First Fruit Tree Planting in Point Chevalier - part I (Premier Reserve, 01 Sep 2012) - please see here. Contact Adrian for further details.

Purchasing group discussion, TBA, Contact Niki for further details.

Gardening group meetings, first Sunday of each month, 3 pm, Contact Deryn for further details.

Old Homestead Community Garden group working bees Saturdays 3 pm. Contact Ally (phone 846 3853) for further details.


Sub-Group Activities and Statements of Purpose

LIBRARY GROUP - "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."

COMMUNITY GARDEN at the Old Homestead - mission statement tba. On 13 and 14 April 2013 the community garden group was joined by the Mt Albert Baptist Church for their Community Working Bee Day "Love where you live" - for more please see here. On 26 May 2013, we had a small gathering in beautiful weather to celebrate the revamping of the community garden - for more please see here.

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."

TREASURE HUNT - mission statement tba.


Past Events

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


Monthly Meetings

The first 15 minutes of each TPC meeting will be a 'Marketplace'. This is where you bring things from home that you've grown, made or pulled out of a cupboard and don't want anymore. We also welcome information about local sources of food and other products that fit with the overall aim of TPC. No money will change hands, people are encouraged to give away or swap what they have to offer. Small scale co-ops may spring up as a result of information sharing and bulk ordering. Fill us in on your secret sources of local products and bring anything you have to give away or swap!

For held meetings in year 2014 please see the minutes below.

If you have advanced items for the agenda, please contact the chair of the appropriate meeting.


Notes from the monthly meeting on November 11th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on October 14th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on September 9th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on August 12th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on July 8th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on June 10th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on May 13th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on April 8th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on March 11th, 2014

Notes from the monthly meeting on February 11th, 2014



To contact Transition Town Point Chevalier, please email.

Communications people for 2014 are: Guido.