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No. 21May—June 2006
In response to our letter stating concerns over the future of archaeological and heritage sites in the Waterview area,including those along the Oakley Creek, Transit NZ plan-ners have said that they will have a meeting with represen-tatives from our Society in the near future. No date for thismeeting has been set so far.
Next meeting, 3 June 2006, 2.30 pm, Lions Hall.
Avondale Heritage Walks
Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor
Preparation work is still proceeding on this project, andlast month the Avondale Community Board approved thecosts of preparing the Avondale Heritage Brochure fromtheir 2006/2007 SLIPs budget.
A Historical Societyfor Mt Albert
The first meeting on April 9 for those interested in sup-porting and forming a historical group for Mt Albert wentvery well. Over 30 people attended, which was encourag-ing and heartening to see.Full credit to Rendell McIntosh for organising the gather-ing — well done!
See “The Old News” over page.
Name change for part of Highbury Street
Local Community Board member Duncan Macdonaldsent me an email recently asking what I thought regard-ing the renaming of part of Highbury Street, the bit im-mediately off Rosebank Road that has been cut off fromthe rest of Highbury Street by the Ash Street extensionsince 1978. I suggested, considering the Avondale Com-munity Centre car park entrance is off that street,“Community Lane” (it sounded nice to my ears, de-scribed the association with the Community Centre , andwas to be found nowhere else in Auckland.) Duncan musthave liked it, because the Avondale Community Boardrecommended that name to the Transport and UrbanLinkages Committee on April 26th. So — we may soonhave a new, unique name for a small part of our area!
Apologies for lateness
Some work issues and other delays mean that the April
and newsletter came out late. Sorry folks for keep-ing you waiting. — Editor.
Proposed Avondale Primary School
This has been talked about since the very start of theSociety — raised, actually, at the meeting in March 2001which came before our incorporation meeting in June thatyear. If anyone is interested in being part of a managementcommittee to meet and help organise a get-together of pastpupils of Avondale Primary, possibly for sometime in2007, please get in contact with me (my phone number andother details are on the
Events and Trips Organisers Wanted!
Anyone who has a bit of time to check out likely venuesfor Society trips, events etc, please let me know. We needevents coordinators for our Society — folk who have a bitof time to ring up venues, find out details as to transportetc. so we can organise trips for our members to placeslike museums, sites of historical interest, or simply justsocial get-togethers.
Any volunteers? Let me know, please.
On that topic, I’ve been in negotiation with BirkenheadHistorical Society for the past few months to see if we canorganise a guided bus tour of Birkenhead and surrounds.It’s going well — once points of interest are finalised andwe have an idea of cost, I’ll keep you all informed. At themoment, the tour is scheduled for early next year.
Waterview and SH20