Events and support in our community

Movies by moonlight

Mercury Energy Movies by Moonlight shows blockbuster flicks. Screening times depend on sunset times, so come early to secure your spot in some of Auckland’s most stunning parks, and catch the music beforehand. Grab a blanket and picnic treats, and come enjoy a summer’s evening under the stars. A DJ plays from 7:30pm before the screening at sunset.

Date: Saturdays from 12 Feb onwards
Time: 7pm-10:30pm (approx)
Venue: Fort Takapuna, Vauxhall Rd, Devonport and all over Auckland
Cost: Free
More info:
Auckland Council / 379 2020

Devonport Community Harvest Fair 2011

Sunday: 13 March
Time: 2pm-7pm

They are having a Giant Pumpkin Competition with the weigh in at 2pm. There will be prizes for roundest, smallest and most orange pumpkin.

Old MacDonalds farm will be in the carpark from 2pm-5pm.

Enter into the Biggest Sunflower Competition:

  1. Biggest Flower head
  2. Biggest Seed Head

or perhaps the Scariest Scarecrow Competition, where all materials must be recycled.

Other fun events include a Bake Off:

  1. Best cake
  2. Best fruit pie
  3. Best decorated cake

Even ribbons for the Oddest/ Funniest/ Biggest vegetable you have grown in your garden this year.

To enter a competition contact the Devonport Community House on 445 3068 or email:

Help On Hand To Achieve New Year Quit Smoking Resolution

Those wanting to stick to their new year goal of quitting smoking have help on hand, thanks to smoking cessation support provided through Waitemata DHB.

An eight week supply of patches, gum or lozenges is available for just $3.00.

These products work by replacing the nicotine in cigarettes and loose tobacco that are the source of addiction. While nicotine is addictive, it is not dangerous in itself. It is the more than 4000 other chemicals that can cause harm.

More Info: Quitline / 0800 778 778.

Want to write for Tearaway, the Voice of NZ Youth?

Tearaway are looking for new contributors to their magazine, which in 2011 will come out twice every school term.

As a contributor you’ll have the opportunity to write on a broad range of topics, and have your work published in a magazine read by young people all over the country, as well as in cyber space.

You can also review the latest albums, books and products each month.

More Info: Rain Francis / / remember to include your age, and a sample of anything you’ve written.

Partners Activities

Your NCO team understands deployment can be a difficult time and will be organising some fun activities and get togethers specifically for Partners of deployed personnel over the next few months.

Look out for a letter in your mail box inviting you to come along and have a break.

Contact the NIB on 09 445 5915 to let us know if you will be keen to attend or if you have a suggestion in regards to these get togethers.

Budget Advisor Service

Back up and running on alternate Thursdays on base PHILOMEL at the NCO office.

  • Budgeting advice
  • Debt clearing
  • Financial consultation

Telephone the friendly staff up at the NCO to secure your free appointment with Christine. Telephone 09 445 5534.

Free confidential support available to all Naval families

The Naval Community Organisation’s Family Liaison Support Officer is available to assist you by giving:

  • Time out from the children
  • Transport
  • Networking information of the local area
  • Parental information
  • For relief and support of any normal day to day stresses of life, that effects all families.
  • A friendly face to have a chat too.

To make a booking call the Naval Information Bureau on 0800 NAVY HELP and arrange further details.

This page was last reviewed on 7 April 2011, and is current.