Devonport Borough Council supremo Roger Brittenden makes his feelings clear about the proposed port development.
The Speculator's arrival in Waihi Beach this week coincided nicely with the unexpected appearance of several tons of Fonterra's best milk powder.
As we head into Christmas, The Speculator would like to survey its readers' experiences of shopping in Devonport.
At the monthly meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, mayor Len Brown threw away his pre-prepared agenda and tackled what he seemed to believe was a dangerous stirring among the masses.
Linda Blincko of The Depot takes issues with the Devonport / Takapuna Local Board's stance on the arts.
Ngati Whatua may have been sold a pup by the Government with the inclusion of the officers and trade training school sites of the old Fort Cautley at Narrow Neck.
Bill Rayner of Shore Heritage and Auckland Council Heritage Advisory Panel member, provides Devonport Speculator readers with the low down on the latest battle for ownership of a site of prime Devonport land.
For those rare Devonport Speculator readers out there who either have an aversion to the facts or enjoy burying their heads in the warm sand of Cheltenham beach - bad news.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Political economist Frederic Bastiat, The Law 
The Preying Mantis could be about to launch an invasion of the Shore.
The minutes from last week's DBC meeting.
The Devonport Speculator experiences the welcoming hand of the local council, as it works to interact with the local community.
Local figure Roger Brittenden shares his thoughts on the recent progress with the Devonport Wharf.
The Devonport Speculator stumbled across this excellent video currently being screened in the UK.
Given 2011 is more or less exactly half way through and the world will apparently end in 2012, in the time that we have left The Devonport Speculator thought it might try its hand at a spot of soothsaying.
You can access the minutes of the last meeting of the Devonport Borough Council at the link in this article.
This is a standing article that allows Devonport residents to share their surreal experiences of dealing with the new council. Please feel free to leave a comment detailing your experiences. You could win a prize!
The minutes from the previous Devonport Borough Council Meeting, held 9 May 2011.
Loyal readers of The Devonport Speculator may remember an article published on this site shortly before the fall of the Roman Empire regarding plans to rejuvenate Fort Takapuna. At last; some news.
Those hoping that Rodney Hide might get called to account for his creation of the monolithic supercity at Devonport's local board meeting last night would have left disappointed at the lack of fireworks.