Due to the failure of the grandstand and limited lifespan of the swimming pool at Birkenhead War Memorial Park, the Kaipatiki Local Board has initiated a masterplan project for the entire park, and secured $23 million from council (subject to a business case). Stay tuned for updates on the future of the grandstand and pool, as well as events in the park, including Movies in Parks and the ANZAC Day service:

Sportsfield Upgrades

Depending on how the weather goes, work will be progressing soon on: Upgrading sportsfield 3 at Kaipatiki Park from a […]

10 year plan and targeted rate consultation

Please have your say on Council’s 10-year plan, including rates levels, infrastructure budgets, council services, impact of COVID-19, climate change, […]

Movies in Parks – Trolls World Tour

Thanks to everyone who attended Movies in Parks – Trolls World Tour on Friday evening! Thankfully we just squeaked it […]

Movies in Parks – Come on down!

Don’t forget to head down to Movies in Parks this evening! When: Pre-movie entertainment from 6pm, Movie from 8:15pm.Where: Harvey […]

Movies in Parks – Mark Your Calendar!

Save the date! Trolls World Tour is coming to Kaipātiki for Movies in Parks! And this year it will be […]

Emergency Budget: Delays to Kauri Track Upgrades

Auckland Council are proposing to defer many of the bush track upgrades that the Kaipātiki Local Board has secured to […]

Emergency Budget: Major Delay to Grandstand Replacement

Another unfortunate casualty of Council’s Emergency Budget: Major delay to the Birkenhead grandstand’s replacement building… The grandstand at Birkenhead War […]

Birkenhead Pool Re-opening

Fantastic news about the Osborne Pool at Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre! It will be opening in time for the July […]

Maps of Temporary Track Closures

In the last week, Council has temporarily closed a number of bush tracks in our area that run close to […]

Temporary Track Closures

Unfortunately over the last few days, Council has had to temporarily close a number of bush tracks in our area […]

ANZAC Day 2020 services cancelled

All ANZAC Day services for 25 April 2020 have been cancelled, including those planned for Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote Point:https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12318079

Birkenhead War Memorial Park path approved

Birkenhead War Memorial Park: Today the Kaipatiki Local Board approved the design for a shared pedestrian/cycle path to connect the two halves […]

Bike Repair Stations are here!

They’re finally here! The Kaipātiki Local Board has installed 4 bike repair stations, located at:* Onepoto Domain, Northcote* Birkenhead War […]

A massive upgrade of our kauri bush tracks is on its way!

A massive upgrade of our kauri bush tracks is on its way!The Shore Action team is very proud that on […]

Help secure and shape our local parks!

Every park in New Zealand must have a Reserve Management Plan to be covered by the Reserves Act 1977, but […]

More Shadesails Coming!

The Kaipatiki Local Board​ has increased the budget to continue our programme of installing shadesails over playgrounds! 🌞 We’ve earmarked […]

Massive Programme of Track Upgrades Coming for Kaipātiki

The Kaipatiki Local Board​ has approved a mammoth programme of bush track and connection projects. This includes work to upgrade […]

ANZAC Day Service 2019

Lest we forget. Although many of the official Council services had been cancelled after advice from the police, many small, […]

Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw hearings

Yesterday I attended the the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw hearing panel deliberations as they discussed the large amount of […]

Freedom Camping Submission Summaries

Thankyou to everyone who put in a submission on the proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw. The hearing panel is […]

Have your say on the future of Birkenhead War Memorial Park!

We’re proposing big changes over the next 30 years for the building and carpark areas at both Mahara Ave and […]

Kids Music in Parks

A great (hot) day at Kids Music in Parks at Birkenhead War Memorial Park! Thanks to Suzy Cato and everyone involved for organising […]

“Where the Fairies Live – Kaipātiki” is now open!

UPDATE: The Northcote Fairy Door list has been updated! Please download and print it out, or you can pick up […]

Public Sessions on Freedom Camping Proposal

Pictured is one of the sites that Councillors are proposing to allow freedom camping.This is the frequently-flooded northern carpark at […]

Great night out at Movies in Parks!

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Movies in Parks: Smallfoot on Friday night! A bigger turnout than last year! It was […]

Movies in Parks: Smallfoot is on this evening!

Movies in Parks: Smallfoot is on this evening!Arrive from 6:30pm for fun free activities before the movie starts at 8:35pm […]

Movies in Parks this summer!

The Kaipatiki Local Board​ is presenting 4 movies in our parks this summer! Smallfoot is part of the Auckland-wide Movies […]

Flooding concerns over planned freedom camping site

“I take issue with councillors encroaching on local board jurisdiction by nominating freedom camping sites in local parks against the […]

Freedom Camping Update

Consultation on the proposed freedom camping locations in Birkenhead and Northcote opens on Tuesday and runs until 18 February.Going completely […]

Happy 65th birthday to All Saints Birkenhead Scout Group 🙂

Happy 65th birthday to All Saints Birkenhead Scout Group and congratulations on 40 years of service for camp leader Adrian Baker  I […]

Kaipatiki Explorer – Kauri Dieback Edition

Hot off the press! Download a copy of the new “Kauri Dieback” edition of our Kaipatiki Explorer booklet for easy-to-follow […]

Freedom Camping Proposal for Kaipatiki

I’ve received a number of queries about the proposed freedom camping bylaw that council’s Regulatory Committee has approved to go […]

Grandstand deconstruction starts today

OurAuckland article about the deconstruction of the Birkenhead War Memorial Park grandstand, which begins today: http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2018/10/birkenhead-grandstand-removal-begins/

Birkenhead Grandstand Deconstruction

The deconstruction and demolition of the condemned grandstand at Birkenhead War Memorial Park will finally begin on 15 October  The demolition […]

Birkenhead Pool Temporarily Closed

The main swimming pool at the Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre has been temporarily closed due to a significant water leak. It […]

Bush track closures to prevent spread of kauri dieback

From today, the Kaipatiki Local Board​ is temporarily closing a number of bush tracks as a pre-emptive measure to help […]

Grandstand timeframe approved

Some good news and some bad news on the Grandstand at Birkenhead War Memorial Park: In May, Danielle Grant and […]

Advocacy to fund BWMP grandstand and prevent kauri dieback

Danielle Grant and I represented the Kaipatiki Local Board at Council’s Finance and Performance Committee yesterday. We went in to bat for […]

ANZAC Day services

Details of the three Kaipātiki ANZAC services being held tomorrow are below. I will be MC’ing the Birkenhead service; Kay […]

Non-stinging Wasp to fight Giant Reed

Last week I helped with the release of non-stinging Giant Reed Wasp into Birkenhead War Memorial Park. Over time, the […]

We’ve brought back Movies in Parks!

I’m very pleased to say, that after a 2 year absence, Movies in Parks returns to Kaipatiki! MOVIE: Top Secret! We […]

Reserve Entranceway Signage Report

A report I produced to document the inadequate entrance signage at our reserves. I discovered many boundary errors in Council's […]