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 »

Grafton Bridge: crumbling concrete and grimy glass

Those of us who walk or cycle across Grafton Bridge can’t fail to have noticed the crumbling concrete on the railings on both sides of the road. Where the concrete has fallen off, it exposes the rusting iron reinforcing within the upright beams.  Also hard to miss is the layer of grime coating the glass… Read more »

Minutes of the February 2017 meeting

GRA Meeting 13th February 2017 – 44 Seafield View Road Apologies – Cushla B, Bob L, Anne and Stephen M, Martin D, Julian H Present: Andrew C, Kay O, Libby M, Dianne N, Chris D, Jacqui W, Martin Dickson, Jacqui C, Rick L, Nefise G, Doug W Agenda: Welcome November meeting minutes – approve Residents parking… Read more »

Agenda for the February meeting of the GRA

Hello all, here is the very full agenda for the first meeting of the Grafton Resident’s Association for 2017.  The venue is yet to be finalised, but we will let you know the location before Monday. 1.     Welcome 2.     November meeting minutes – approve 2.     Residents parking update – parking survey completed; upcoming open day… Read more »

Minutes of the November 2016 GRA meeting

Chair: Martin Apologies: Andrew, Jacqui, Libby, Sue Cathersides, Rick (lateness) Present: Martin (Chair), Kay, Vonnie, Jacqui C, Peter, Martin D, Dianne, Rick. Minutes read and received Agenda agreed 1. K Road Enhancement submission 2. Waitemata Local Board 3. Working With Parnell 4. General Business * New Committee * Civil defence * GRA venue from April… Read more »

Lantern Festival 2017

Grafton is due to get a little busy over the next week: the 18th Auckland Lantern Festival begins in the Domain from Thursday evening, the 9th of February. While Thursday is the evening for the formal opening, and is therefore likely to be relatively quiet, if last year’s crowds are anything to go by, Grafton… Read more »

Art in a Day 2017: Further information

Art in a Day returns on the 11th of February 2017. Background The event has now been running for three years: the GRA were initiators of the event, under the leadership of David Haigh, the then-Chair, who helped coordinate a team of dedicated volunteers and workers from Grafton, Parnell and Newmarket. The GRA have been… Read more »

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Grafton Hall tower demolition underway

The demolition crew have commenced demolishing the tower block on the Grafton Hall property in Seafield View Road.  The co-ordinator of the process has given the GRA the following update on the process: A quick update as we enter into the phase of demolition which will provide the most visual progress and I am sure… Read more »

Cycleway consultations continue

The GRA met with Auckland Transport last week to discuss our submission made under the recent Eastern Consultation. Here is a summary of our discussion: AT confirmed we have a new key contact for cycling infrastructure planning moving forward. As a community, Grafton is committed to seeing improvements for cyclists through our area – this includes support… Read more »

Road closures in Auckland Domain for Auckland Tennis events

ATEED have provided the compliance communications for the upcoming Auckland Tennis events. The following road closures are once again being implemented with support of Auckland Council:  Tennis Lane and shall be closed from 00.01am Wednesday 14 December, 2016 to 11.59pm Friday 20 January, 2017  Grafton Mews (Lower Domain Drive to Grafton Road) shall be closed… Read more »

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  • 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 »

  • Grafton Bridge: crumbling concrete and grimy glass

    Those of us who walk or cycle across Grafton Bridge can’t fail to have noticed the crumbling concrete on the railings on both sides of the road. Where the concrete has fallen off, it exposes the rusting iron reinforcing within the upright beams.  Also hard to miss is the layer of grime coating the glass… Read more »

  • Minutes of the February 2017 meeting

    GRA Meeting 13th February 2017 – 44 Seafield View Road Apologies – Cushla B, Bob L, Anne and Stephen M, Martin D, Julian H Present: Andrew C, Kay O, Libby M, Dianne N, Chris D, Jacqui W, Martin Dickson, Jacqui C, Rick L, Nefise G, Doug W Agenda: Welcome November meeting minutes – approve Residents parking… Read more »

  • Agenda for the February meeting of the GRA

    Hello all, here is the very full agenda for the first meeting of the Grafton Resident’s Association for 2017.  The venue is yet to be finalised, but we will let you know the location before Monday. 1.     Welcome 2.     November meeting minutes – approve 2.     Residents parking update – parking survey completed; upcoming open day… Read more »

  • Minutes of the November 2016 GRA meeting

    Chair: Martin Apologies: Andrew, Jacqui, Libby, Sue Cathersides, Rick (lateness) Present: Martin (Chair), Kay, Vonnie, Jacqui C, Peter, Martin D, Dianne, Rick. Minutes read and received Agenda agreed 1. K Road Enhancement submission 2. Waitemata Local Board 3. Working With Parnell 4. General Business * New Committee * Civil defence * GRA venue from April… Read more »

  • Lantern Festival 2017

    Grafton is due to get a little busy over the next week: the 18th Auckland Lantern Festival begins in the Domain from Thursday evening, the 9th of February. While Thursday is the evening for the formal opening, and is therefore likely to be relatively quiet, if last year’s crowds are anything to go by, Grafton… Read more »

  • Art in a Day 2017: Further information

    Art in a Day returns on the 11th of February 2017. Background The event has now been running for three years: the GRA were initiators of the event, under the leadership of David Haigh, the then-Chair, who helped coordinate a team of dedicated volunteers and workers from Grafton, Parnell and Newmarket. The GRA have been… Read more »

  • Grafton Hall tower demolition underway

    The demolition crew have commenced demolishing the tower block on the Grafton Hall property in Seafield View Road.  The co-ordinator of the process has given the GRA the following update on the process: A quick update as we enter into the phase of demolition which will provide the most visual progress and I am sure… Read more »

  • Cycleway consultations continue

    The GRA met with Auckland Transport last week to discuss our submission made under the recent Eastern Consultation. Here is a summary of our discussion: AT confirmed we have a new key contact for cycling infrastructure planning moving forward. As a community, Grafton is committed to seeing improvements for cyclists through our area – this includes support… Read more »

  • Road closures in Auckland Domain for Auckland Tennis events

    ATEED have provided the compliance communications for the upcoming Auckland Tennis events. The following road closures are once again being implemented with support of Auckland Council:  Tennis Lane and shall be closed from 00.01am Wednesday 14 December, 2016 to 11.59pm Friday 20 January, 2017  Grafton Mews (Lower Domain Drive to Grafton Road) shall be closed… Read more »