The Speculator's arrival in Waihi Beach this week coincided nicely with the unexpected appearance of several tons of Fonterra's best milk powder.
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.
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 Devonport Speculator experiences the welcoming hand of the local council, as it works to interact with the local community.
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.
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!
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.
Roger Brittenden asks the Local Board what their plans are for Devonport and the Rugby World Cup. An answer came there none.
Ex-Devonport Community Board member and local figure Roger Brittenden examines the Marine Square plans, and comes up with some interesting observations.
The Speculator reflects upon a sobering experience among the drunken throng leaving the Festival on Saturday night.
Mike Cohen responds to an article in the Devonport Speculator regarding the operation of the new Auckland council and what it means for Devonport.
With Valentine's Day imminent, The Speculady shares some thoughts on love and Devonport
Lake Rd has been a hot topic of late. A Devonport Speculator reader has some ideas about how to improve things.
For the visitor, Devonport is a delight - welcoming and beautiful, full of interesting shops and cafes, well-maintained parks and gardens, and ridden with history. So why are our public loos so awful?
While things get tetchy at the Kaipatiki Board's first meeting, the Devonport-Takapuna board meeting goes smoothly. The Devonport Speculator reflects upon the dynamics among the Board members.
The Speculator reflects on what turned out to be not just another fundraising event at Stanley Bay Primary School.
The Devonport Speculator believes these beach parties are a great social opportunity; go hang out with your mates. Just keep an eye on your kids too.