106 days ago

Enrol today for Term 1 classes!

Danielle Muller from Epsom Community Centre

Take part in classes and activities at Epsom Community Centre and join in the fun!

Improve English skills with our ESOL classes, stay in great shape with our Healthy Body and Mind classes, express your creativity in our Creative Arts and Crafts classes, have fun and get energised in our Music, Rhythm and Dance classes, and develop your culinary skills in our new Cooking Workshops.

Our Term 1 programme runs from February to April 2021. For further details about our community classes and activities and to enrol online, see our website at epsom-community-centre.org.nz/enrol

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3 days ago

Makeover planned for Queen St in Auckland's CBD

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A facelift is set to roll out on Queen St, in Auckland's CBD.

Wide boardwalks, seating and native plants in planter boxes will soon replace the plastic sticks and temporary footpaths on Queen St between Customs St and Shortland St.

Auckland Council has unveiled plans to remove emergency Covid-19 works in the area and create a pocket park on the corner of Queen St and Fort St.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said Queen St was due for an upgrade.

“We want the street to be more people-friendly and attractive, and to become a place to visit, rather than just pass through,” he said.

“Last year, temporary measures were put in place by Auckland Transport to allow physical distancing during the pandemic. It’s now time for the yellow markers, stone blocks and painted asphalt to be replaced. "

Extended decking pavements, shrubs in proper planter boxes and street furniture will help change the look and feel of the area, Goff said.

These measures would be trialed before permanent changes were made following feedback from businesses, shoppers, visitors and residents, he said.

“Queen Street has taken a hit from COVID-19, with the loss of tourists, cruise ships and international students."

Goff said the council, businesses and residents needed to work together to help the area recover from Covid-19 and become a vibrant place to shop.

The upgrade will enhance other transformations including the refurbishment of the Chief Post Office, the creation of Te Komititanga, the new public space outside Commercial Bay, and Te Wananga, the new space being built over the water by the ferry building, he said.

Meanwhile, Aucklanders are being invited to give their feedback on a proposal to create bus lanes on sections of Queen St.

The changes are touted to improve reliability as more buses use the street during the next phase of the City Rail Link construction.

What do you think of the improvements to Queen St?

Which changes would you like to see there?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

People have until May 7 to have their say on the changes at:
at.govt.nz...

8 hours ago

Celebrate Mum this Mothers Day with a gift from Celebration Box

Sophie from Celebration Box

9th May is fast approaching! Treat Mum like the Queen she is this Mother's Day - we've sorted the gifts for you. Check out our Mother's Day Collection now.

9 hours ago

TERM 2 COMMUNITY CLASSES & ACTIVITIES: 3rd May to July, 2021

Danielle Muller from Parnell Trust

It’s time to book in for your Term 2 classes!

Continue to enrich your life with classes and social activities at Parnell Community Centre. We have minimum enrolments we need to meet in order to run our classes so we really appreciate your early enrolment 😊

Enroling is super easy! You can enrol via our website at parnell.org.nz/enrol, contact Olivia on 09 555 5164 or community@parnell.org.nz, or visit us in the Jubilee Building at 545 Parnell Road, Parnell and enrol in person.

Check out our programme of more than 40 classes and activites and enrol online at www.parnell.org.nz.... Parnell Community Centre is located just minutes from Auckland CBD, in the iconic Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell.

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