Last Christmas at Davids 2015

George Murray’s funeral

Sadly, George Murray unexpectedly passed away in his sleep last week. George was part of the Grafton community for 40 years and he had many friends and acquaintances here. He was always a great ‘behind the scenes’ supporter of community initiatives, particularly the wondering catering he always provided for GRA meetings and gatherings. For those… Read more »

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Reminder: Grafton Community Christmas Party

Hello everyone, Welcome to the start of the Christmas season. The Grafton Residents Association is hosting the Grafton Christmas Party at the Grafton Community Garden from 6.00pm this Friday, the 6th of December. The garden is accessed from the driveway at 50 Seafield View Road, and will be clearly signposted on Friday evening.  The event is… Read more »

Pohutukawa Wikimedia

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park – what you need to know

Well, it’s that time of year again: the time when the Big Man in the Red Suit heads to the Domain to say hello to thousands.  Coca Cola Christmas in the Park comes to town this Saturday, the 10th of December, starting at 7.30pm.  This year collectors will be raising money for Youthline. As usual,… Read more »

john penman

20th Anniversary Glass Art exhibition

Grafton’s very own glass artist, John Penman, of Claremont Street, is celebrating 20 years in business with a special celebratory sale and exhibition, with the opening night on Tuesday the 6th of December. The sale continues until the 12th of December. In his own words, John states: On sale for the first time are John’s experiments… Read more »

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ATEED to seek feedback on ASB Tennis Classic

ATEED (which stands for ‘Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’) are encouraging feedback on the ASB Tennis Classic and the ASB Women’s Classic tennis tournaments, which will affect access to sections of the lower Domain between mid-December (when they begin to set up temporary structures adjacent to the ASB Tennis Arena) and mid-January, after the… Read more »

Caroline Liang Art in a day (Small)

Art in a Day 2017

We are proud to announce the third annual Art in a Day event, which will take place on Saturday the 11th of February next year. Sponsored this year by the Newmarket Rotary Club, and offering the chance to win one of three substantial cash prizes, the event is a highlight for artists in the Grafton,… Read more »

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November GRA meeting

Please note the change of day and time for this months meeting. Our November meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th November at 6pm – Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road, Grafton. This is so residents can easily attend the Farewell Grafton Hall function being hosted by the University of Auckland at 7pm the same… Read more »

Wikimedia commons of Auckland skyline, by Arjan Hoogendoorn, March 2007

Keeping up with Auckland Council news

Sometimes it can seem that Auckland Council is constantly putting out new initiatives, and changing the way it does things all the time. The huge range of projects that the Council work on at any time can be quite overwhelming. One way of keeping abreast of Auckland Council news is to go to the Our… Read more »

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“Goodbye Grafton Tower” function

As noted in the minutes of the October Grafton Resident’s Association meeting, the demolition of the Grafton Hall tower block is expected to start before the end of November.  As a gesture of farewell, the University of Auckland are putting on a “Goodbye Grafton Tower” function to which Grafton residents are cordially invited. It will… Read more »

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Minutes of the October meeting of the GRA

Please find attached the minutes of the October Grafton Residents Association (GRA) meeting, held on 10th  October 2016 in the meeting room at Grafton Hall from 7.05pm Present:  Martin D., Jacqui W., Bill F., Jacqui C., Kay O., Libby M., Rick L., Sue C. Susan Taylor from the University of Auckland (arrived 7.20pm)  Apologies:- Ann E., Cushla B…. Read more »

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  • Last Christmas at Davids 2015

    George Murray’s funeral

    Sadly, George Murray unexpectedly passed away in his sleep last week. George was part of the Grafton community for 40 years and he had many friends and acquaintances here. He was always a great ‘behind the scenes’ supporter of community initiatives, particularly the wondering catering he always provided for GRA meetings and gatherings. For those… Read more »

  • 5105 (Small)

    Reminder: Grafton Community Christmas Party

    Hello everyone, Welcome to the start of the Christmas season. The Grafton Residents Association is hosting the Grafton Christmas Party at the Grafton Community Garden from 6.00pm this Friday, the 6th of December. The garden is accessed from the driveway at 50 Seafield View Road, and will be clearly signposted on Friday evening.  The event is… Read more »

  • Pohutukawa Wikimedia

    Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park – what you need to know

    Well, it’s that time of year again: the time when the Big Man in the Red Suit heads to the Domain to say hello to thousands.  Coca Cola Christmas in the Park comes to town this Saturday, the 10th of December, starting at 7.30pm.  This year collectors will be raising money for Youthline. As usual,… Read more »

  • john penman

    20th Anniversary Glass Art exhibition

    Grafton’s very own glass artist, John Penman, of Claremont Street, is celebrating 20 years in business with a special celebratory sale and exhibition, with the opening night on Tuesday the 6th of December. The sale continues until the 12th of December. In his own words, John states: On sale for the first time are John’s experiments… Read more »

  • Andrew McWilliam 5

    ATEED to seek feedback on ASB Tennis Classic

    ATEED (which stands for ‘Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’) are encouraging feedback on the ASB Tennis Classic and the ASB Women’s Classic tennis tournaments, which will affect access to sections of the lower Domain between mid-December (when they begin to set up temporary structures adjacent to the ASB Tennis Arena) and mid-January, after the… Read more »

  • Caroline Liang Art in a day (Small)

    Art in a Day 2017

    We are proud to announce the third annual Art in a Day event, which will take place on Saturday the 11th of February next year. Sponsored this year by the Newmarket Rotary Club, and offering the chance to win one of three substantial cash prizes, the event is a highlight for artists in the Grafton,… Read more »

  • GRA LOGO

    November GRA meeting

    Please note the change of day and time for this months meeting. Our November meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th November at 6pm – Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road, Grafton. This is so residents can easily attend the Farewell Grafton Hall function being hosted by the University of Auckland at 7pm the same… Read more »

  • Wikimedia commons of Auckland skyline, by Arjan Hoogendoorn, March 2007

    Keeping up with Auckland Council news

    Sometimes it can seem that Auckland Council is constantly putting out new initiatives, and changing the way it does things all the time. The huge range of projects that the Council work on at any time can be quite overwhelming. One way of keeping abreast of Auckland Council news is to go to the Our… Read more »

  • Andrew McWilliam 5

    “Goodbye Grafton Tower” function

    As noted in the minutes of the October Grafton Resident’s Association meeting, the demolition of the Grafton Hall tower block is expected to start before the end of November.  As a gesture of farewell, the University of Auckland are putting on a “Goodbye Grafton Tower” function to which Grafton residents are cordially invited. It will… Read more »

  • GRA LOGO

    Minutes of the October meeting of the GRA

    Please find attached the minutes of the October Grafton Residents Association (GRA) meeting, held on 10th  October 2016 in the meeting room at Grafton Hall from 7.05pm Present:  Martin D., Jacqui W., Bill F., Jacqui C., Kay O., Libby M., Rick L., Sue C. Susan Taylor from the University of Auckland (arrived 7.20pm)  Apologies:- Ann E., Cushla B…. Read more »