Brittenden: Wharf Plans Disastrous For Devonport

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Devonport Borough Council supremo Roger Brittenden makes his feelings clear about the proposed port development.

Milk In Your Sea, Mr Brownlee?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Speculator's arrival in Waihi Beach this week coincided nicely with the unexpected appearance of several tons of Fonterra's best milk powder.

The Devonport Customer Service Survey

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

As we head into Christmas, The Speculator would like to survey its readers' experiences of shopping in Devonport.

Len Brown In A Tizzy Over Rates “Reow”

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

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.

NZ First Have Their Say On Fort Cautley Ownership

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

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.

More Devonport Land In Ownership Dispute

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

Stop Clinging To Straws: Here’s The Evidence

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

The French Bastiat Was Right

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

"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 [1850]

Unwanted Pest Heading For Devonport?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Preying Mantis could be about to launch an invasion of the Shore.

Devonport Borough Council Meeting – Minutes

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The minutes from last week's DBC meeting.

An Evening With The Council

Posted by on Aug 04, 2011 | 5 Comments

The Devonport Speculator experiences the welcoming hand of the local council, as it works to interact with the local community.

Brittenden On Wharf Progress: Credit Also Due To The DBC

Posted by on Jul 09, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Local figure Roger Brittenden shares his thoughts on the recent progress with the Devonport Wharf.

Respect The Referee – Pass It On

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Devonport Speculator stumbled across this excellent video currently being screened in the UK.

The Speculator’s Predictions For Devonport

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

Brittenden’s Borough Council – Minutes of Last Meeting

Posted by on Jun 09, 2011 | Leave a Comment

You can access the minutes of the last meeting of the Devonport Borough Council at the link in this article.

Council Conniptions Corner: Share Your Experiences of Auckland Council

Posted by on Jun 08, 2011 | Leave a Comment

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!

Devonport Borough Council Minutes

Posted by on Jun 02, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The minutes from the previous Devonport Borough Council Meeting, held 9 May 2011.

Plans For Fort Takapuna Inch Forward

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

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.

Hide’s “Wild Ride” Slides To A Mild Chide

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

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.
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