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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Devonport’s Local Board AWOL In Rugby World Cup Plans

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 | 21 Comments

Roger Brittenden asks the Local Board what their plans are for Devonport and the Rugby World Cup. An answer came there none.

Marine Square: Roger Brittenden Does The Maths

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Ex-Devonport Community Board member and local figure Roger Brittenden examines the Marine Square plans, and comes up with some interesting observations.

They All End The Same Way

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Speculator reflects upon a sobering experience among the drunken throng leaving the Festival on Saturday night.

Brave New World? Mike Cohen Comments On Council Structure

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mike Cohen responds to an article in the Devonport Speculator regarding the operation of the new Auckland council and what it means for Devonport.

“Devo-ted” On Valentines Day

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

With Valentine's Day imminent, The Speculady shares some thoughts on love and Devonport

Lake Rd: Some Solutions?

Posted by on Feb 09, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lake Rd has been a hot topic of late. A Devonport Speculator reader has some ideas about how to improve things.

Bog Standard: Devonport’s Toilets Are Terrible

Posted by on Feb 09, 2011 | 7 Comments

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?

Fireworks Actual and Inevitable As Local Boards Meet

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

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.

Such A Perfect Day

Posted by on Dec 04, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The Speculator reflects on what turned out to be not just another fundraising event at Stanley Bay Primary School.

These Beach Parties Can Be Fun. Even For Parents.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

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.
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