As the days become shorter and the nights colder and we all reflect on how much cooking we have done over the last few years as we hunkered down, now’s the time to break out of the home bubble and visit the hub of hospitality – Ponsonby!
For the month of May all participating restaurants and bars will be celebrating the Eat-Drink-Love Ponsonby 2022. The super popular annual festival will showcase the finest of Ponsonby’s cuisine, from acclaimed restaurants to casual dining, from brunch to evening cocktails, and everything in between.
Last month’s opening party for Crane Brothers, the new menswear store in Three Lamps, was the place to be. With their winter range on the rails we know this new store will be very popular with locals.
Boh Runga has opened her new flagship store. Last month Boh Runga Jewellery opened the doors to their brand new Boutique at 287 Ponsonby Road, a short walk from the old store.
At least now the cards are on the table says Grey Lynn and Around. The AT policy is to remove cars and car parks pretty much wherever they can. Good to push a clear agenda but the problem is we are by default leaving the future shape of business and residential environments to transportation planners and road constructors and disempowering those who live, work and do business in the area.
Auckland’s iconic Ponsonby Toy Library, part of the Ponsonby community for nearly three decades, is appealing to everyone to help it find a new home. The Ponsonby Toy Library currently has a membership of about 200 families and offers nearly 3000 known and well-loved brands of toys for children aged six months to eight years, and services a growing local population.
Don’t forget to have your say on proposals that might intensify our neighbourhoods. Auckland Council is consulting on how intensification should occur across Auckland. Taken to its extreme, the intensification envisaged in Central Government policy will result in irrevocable change to our local neighbourhoods, our way of life, and our city’s heritage. As residents it is imperative that you speak up loudly and let Auckland Council know how important the characteristics of your neighbourhoods are. (MARTIN LEACH)
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