The Secret Diary of a Piece of Pineapple

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

It's one hell of day for a piece of exotic fruit.

Pond Scum Sound First Blast Against “The Monstrous Regiment of Women”

Posted by on Sep 04, 2014 | 2 Comments

In a provocative statement released today, New Zealand's population of pond scum have united to signal their hatred of the female gender of the species Homo Sapiens.

New Species Of Manke Whale “Of Interest” To Japan’s Whaling Industry

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sources in the Japanese whaling industry have confirmed the Manke Whale, a new species recently discovered in New Zealand politics could be “perfect fodder” for the Japanese whale meat market.

Usain Bolt Included In New Zealand Olympic Team

Posted by on Aug 06, 2012 | 3 Comments

New Zealand's Olympic administrative incompetence continues,as Usain Bolt is accidentally added to our list of competitors.

Batman: From Comic, To Farce, To Nasty

Posted by on Aug 03, 2012 | 2 Comments

You might think I'm crazy, but there is some weird stuff happening in the latest Batman film.

Time For A Change

Posted by on May 04, 2012 | 7 Comments

The Devonport Spec goes deep.

Clear Skies Over Devonport – Gallery

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

As the shift to a southerly cleared the skies yesterday of all those clouds and the air of all that humidity, the irreducible Goina Thedinga was out in Devonport with the camera.

Port Expansion Plans – More Information

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

What is going on with Auckland’s waterfront? And what will the effect be on Devonport?

Nigel Latta and Nic Russell Put It All In Perspective

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The Speculator's parenting correspondent attended two events recently that brought home a few home truths about us and our kids.

Community Warning: Govt’s Food Bill Poised To End Food Markets

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 | 6 Comments

As the National government edges with oleaginous ignominy towards the US, begging bowl in one hand and free trade agreement in the other, communities all over New Zealand need to be aware of what this potentially means for some of the basic local institutions we take for granted.

Class Warfare Goes Mainstream

Posted by on Dec 08, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Muppets have been accused of brainwashing a nation's children with Communist propaganda because their new movie features as its villain the chief executive of an oil company.

St Paul’s – The Full Story

Posted by on Dec 05, 2011 | 2 Comments

Local heritage expert Claudia Page provides Devonport Speculator readers with bit of a history lesson and short sermon on the subject of St Paul's.

Get A Taste Of Some Adult Brain Gym

Posted by on Dec 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science adviser to the Prime Minister, will help kick-start Auckland’s development into a major Asia-Pacific innovation hub when he speaks in Auckland next week.

The Devonport Speculator’s Dummy’s Guide To Armageddon

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Devonport Speculator is an avid reader and aficionado of the increasingly surreal nature of the debate around the brewing financial crisis. Here, he provides you with an easy way to explain it, and to impress your friends.

Rotarians With A Conscience: And The Desire To Act On It

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Mike Lloyd of the Devonport Rotary Club reports on some of the good works the club has been performing in our neighbourhood; the Pacific islands.

The Local Board Plan: An Absence of the Arts

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

Linda Blincko of The Depot takes issues with the Devonport / Takapuna Local Board's stance on the arts.

Devonport Photographer Strikes Gold In First Competition

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Local Devonport photographer Emily Raftery has struck gold in the 2011 New Zealand Kodak Gold Professional Awards.

Devonport: A Fresh Look – Picture Gallery

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Having been away in the Netherlands for a number of months, Goina Thedinga has finally returned. While her Kiwi accent may have got a bit weaker, her talent for taking a photos that portray Devonport in a beautiful and original way has not.

Transition Town Update

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Rachel McDonnell reports on recent developments at Devonport Transition Town.

The Reader’s Digest Version Of The Election Meeting

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

For those Devonport Speculator readers who "simply can't be arsed" to read the 2000 word version of the article on the election candidates, here is a condensed version that should take little more than 30 seconds to absorb.
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