March meeting agenda

The March meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at 7.00pm on the 13th of March at 44 Seafield View Road. The agenda is as follows: Welcome Apologies; Minutes last meeting – approved or amended Auckland Domain – progress update Domain committee, Illegal parking, Impact of major events on Grafton Auckland Museum &… Read more »

New Parnell train station to be developed

AT recently announced that it expects a “basic station and platforms” to be operational at the new Parnell train station site from mid-2017.  Located at the foot of Cheshire Street, which runs parallel to the train line towards the bottom of Parnell Road, the first stage of development will include the relocation and refurbishment of… Read more »

Power Plant in the Domain

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, a light and sound spectacle described by the organisers as “In a nutshell: A glittering nocturnal symphony • Otherworldly sounds• Intoxicating atmosphere” whereby small groups are conducted through an area of the Domain lit by neon lights, with music and sounds carrying through the trees. For further information,… Read more »

Inorganic waste collection

This is an advance warning that sections of Grafton will be able to put waste out for an inorganic waste collection in September. Under the new rules, Auckland Council will only pick up inorganic rubbish from properties which have registered at least 12 days prior to the collection date. According to the Council webpage, the… Read more »

Grafton Community Picnic: 26 March

The GRA and the Elegant Society of Grafton Gentlewomen, a group of women who live in the Grafton area who meet socially from time to time, would like to cordially invite you to the second annual Grafton Community Picnic on the 26th of March. The 26th of March is Neighbour’s Day, and the picnic will celebrate… Read more »

Burglary in Seafield View Road

On the 1st of March, a resident of Seafield View Rd had her house broken into and her keys stolen, presumably so that the thieves could return at a later time to take further items. An onlooker described a group of three people, two men and a woman, acting suspiciously at the time of the burglary,… Read more »

Parking on the grass in the Domain grounds

There have been an increasing number of vehicles parking on the grass throughout the Auckland Domain, particularly around the sports fields – currently used as cricket grounds, but also used for rugby during winter – near the Grandstand. The Grafton Residents Association have been taking note of this worrying trend, and have reported it to… Read more »

Have your say on the 2017/2018 Auckland Council budget

Council is seeking public feedback on its annual budget for 2017 to 2018, until the 27th of March. Once every three years, they are required to adopt a long-term plan, and in the intervening years an annual plan – otherwise known as an Annual Budget. The Annual Budget includes a Local Board Agreement for each… Read more »

Homelessness in Auckland – event announcement

“The number of people sleeping rough in Auckland’s city centre has more than doubled from 68 in 2013 to 177 in 2016. And this isn’t a problem confined to the city centre – it’s a significant issue across the Auckland region.” For those interested in knowing what Auckland Council and other humanitarian organisations across the region are… Read more »

Character Coalition and Auckland 2040 lose their High Court bid

The Character Coalition and the Takapuna-based Auckland 2040 have been appealing Auckland Council’s last minute decision to remove character controls on certain parts of the Unitary Plan. According to the Character Coalition’s website, which quotes Chair, Sally Hughes: “The Court’s decision means that the last minute move by the Auckland Council to change the zoning… Read more »

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  • March meeting agenda

    The March meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at 7.00pm on the 13th of March at 44 Seafield View Road. The agenda is as follows: Welcome Apologies; Minutes last meeting – approved or amended Auckland Domain – progress update Domain committee, Illegal parking, Impact of major events on Grafton Auckland Museum &… Read more »

  • New Parnell train station to be developed

    AT recently announced that it expects a “basic station and platforms” to be operational at the new Parnell train station site from mid-2017.  Located at the foot of Cheshire Street, which runs parallel to the train line towards the bottom of Parnell Road, the first stage of development will include the relocation and refurbishment of… Read more »

  • Power Plant in the Domain

    As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, a light and sound spectacle described by the organisers as “In a nutshell: A glittering nocturnal symphony • Otherworldly sounds• Intoxicating atmosphere” whereby small groups are conducted through an area of the Domain lit by neon lights, with music and sounds carrying through the trees. For further information,… Read more »

  • Inorganic waste collection

    This is an advance warning that sections of Grafton will be able to put waste out for an inorganic waste collection in September. Under the new rules, Auckland Council will only pick up inorganic rubbish from properties which have registered at least 12 days prior to the collection date. According to the Council webpage, the… Read more »

  • Grafton Community Picnic: 26 March

    The GRA and the Elegant Society of Grafton Gentlewomen, a group of women who live in the Grafton area who meet socially from time to time, would like to cordially invite you to the second annual Grafton Community Picnic on the 26th of March. The 26th of March is Neighbour’s Day, and the picnic will celebrate… Read more »

  • Burglary in Seafield View Road

    On the 1st of March, a resident of Seafield View Rd had her house broken into and her keys stolen, presumably so that the thieves could return at a later time to take further items. An onlooker described a group of three people, two men and a woman, acting suspiciously at the time of the burglary,… Read more »

  • Parking on the grass in the Domain grounds

    There have been an increasing number of vehicles parking on the grass throughout the Auckland Domain, particularly around the sports fields – currently used as cricket grounds, but also used for rugby during winter – near the Grandstand. The Grafton Residents Association have been taking note of this worrying trend, and have reported it to… Read more »

  • Have your say on the 2017/2018 Auckland Council budget

    Council is seeking public feedback on its annual budget for 2017 to 2018, until the 27th of March. Once every three years, they are required to adopt a long-term plan, and in the intervening years an annual plan – otherwise known as an Annual Budget. The Annual Budget includes a Local Board Agreement for each… Read more »

  • Homelessness in Auckland – event announcement

    “The number of people sleeping rough in Auckland’s city centre has more than doubled from 68 in 2013 to 177 in 2016. And this isn’t a problem confined to the city centre – it’s a significant issue across the Auckland region.” For those interested in knowing what Auckland Council and other humanitarian organisations across the region are… Read more »

  • Character Coalition and Auckland 2040 lose their High Court bid

    The Character Coalition and the Takapuna-based Auckland 2040 have been appealing Auckland Council’s last minute decision to remove character controls on certain parts of the Unitary Plan. According to the Character Coalition’s website, which quotes Chair, Sally Hughes: “The Court’s decision means that the last minute move by the Auckland Council to change the zoning… Read more »