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.

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.

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.

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.

A Touch Of Spain In The Heart Of Devonport

Posted by on Nov 04, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Speculator was enthralled to discover the University of Salamanca has opened a language and cultural centre in Devonport.

Those Final Glorious Minutes – Video

Posted by on Nov 02, 2011 | 1 Comment

For those Devonport Speculator readers who are still fizzing at the bung over the RWC victory, here is a wonderful video that you can watch to relive those final glorious minutes. Click here.

Council Annual Report Released

Posted by on Nov 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Auckland Council’s annual report, for its first eight months since establishment, has been adopted by the council’s governing body.

Chris Finlayson: Tip Toeing Through The Minefield

Posted by on Nov 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Up until last week, the Devonport Speculator had assumed the National cabinet to essentially be constituted of the Bash Street Kids and John Key.

September Property Market: There’s A Sweet Spot

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While the Devonport housing market appears to be coming alive, the tale is "one of two cities."

Navy Museum Wins A 2011 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

The new Navy Museum at Devonport's Torpedo Bay has received an award as part of the 2011 New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Architecture Awards.

Security Guards On Our Wharves: What’s The Problem?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Speculator has heard a consistent muttering from some local residents about the presence of security guards on the Devonport and Stanley Bay wharves.

Navy Museum Shortlisted For Architecture Prize

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

The new Navy Museum at Devonport's Torpedo Bay has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
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