Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Diwali Lights Display and Shared Community Dinner

Diwali Lights Display at Sandringham Reserve, 25th October - 29th October

SPiCE has a lighting installation artwork planned for our very own pocket park - Sandringham Reserve - this coming long weekend.  The park lights will create a fantastic colourful celebratory atmosphere to coincide with Diwali from Friday 25th October until Tuesday 29th October
Wander down one evening to enjoy the lights. Or please join us for a shared community dinner under the lights on Sunday 27 October from 6.30 pm.
Many thanks to Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts for enabling this project, Albert-Eden Local Board for funding it and for our Trustee, Natasha McCoy, for designing and putting it together. 

Special thanks also to Hirepool Mt Roskill for stepping in on short notice to loan us a cherry picker at no charge to install the lights. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Come Along and Meet Our New SPiCE Community Facilitator

SPiCE Meeting: Sunday 20 October 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Sandringham Community Centre

Come along and meet our new Community Facilitator, Joanne Harland, and help us prioritise and shape our plans for Sandringham!

Originally training and working as a solicitor, Joanne moved into community sector work after moving to New Zealand 15 years ago. Joanne was involved as a volunteer at Playcentre and with Social Enterprise Auckland before taking up a role at Garden to Table, most recently as Programme Manager for the national charity. Joanne is passionate about communities and empowerment, and is a neighbour to Sandringham – living just across Dominion Road in Mt Eden and with sons attending Balmoral Intermediate and Mt Albert Grammar School.

We are pleased to have funding as a partnership community with the Department of Internal Affairs Community-Led Development Programme to be able to appoint Joanne who is starting in this role part-time from 14 October. We hope this will reinvigorate SPiCE and give us the resource we need to continue to action the Sandringham Vision Report and make Sandringham an even greater place to live, work, study and play. 

So please join us this Sunday 20 October at the Sandringham Community Centre from 4 pm to discuss all things SPiCEy – we value your input!