Welcome to Transition Point Chevalier (TPC 2012)

We have four sub-groups up and running: a Gardening Group with its own Community Garden at the Old Homestead, a Library Group, and a Purchasing Group. A project subgroup also successfully organised a Treasure Hunt for Point Chevalier. And then there is our Resource Pool for community members who would like to borrow mulchers, hoes, juicers etc.

For more detailed information please see the minutes from our monthly meetings below. Archived versions from the previous years are available here: 2008 2009 2010 2011.

Our steering group is obsolete - we just need a party to finish ourselves off. We'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings or a sub-group meeting! General meetings for 2012 will be held at different members' homes on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 07:30pm. There will be no meeting in December and January. Meetings for the year 2012 are on Tuesday 14 February, 13 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October and 13 November. Meetings for year 2013 still to be advised.


Transition Point Chevalier - Mission Statement

TPC House Rules


Upcoming Events


Monthly meeting and marketplace - next meeting in 2013 tba (reminder will be advised via email or please ask).

Community Fruit Tree Planting sub group meeting, TBA. First Fruit Tree Planting in Point Chevalier - part I (Premier Reserve, 01 Sep 2012) - please see here. Contact Jo for further details.

Purchasing group discussion, TBA, Contact Niki for further details.

Gardening group meetings, first Sunday of each month, 3 pm, Contact Deryn for further details.

Old Homestead Community Garden group working bees Saturdays 3 pm. Contact Heidi for further details.

Waste Management and Minimisation Plan - please see more details here with an invitation to take part at the "End of Life battery options workshop" on Friday 26 October between 9:30am – 12:30 pm at Waikowhai Room, The Fickling Centre, Three Kings.

We’ve held two successful dance-walks and flash-mobs in November and our last one will be on November 24. 

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Sub-Group Activities and Statements of Purpose

LIBRARY GROUP - "To get books and mixed-media in the public library and have associated displays and other events that will inform and raise awareness of issues relevant to Transition Point Chevalier"

GARDENING GROUP - "To enable and encourage the expansion and efficiency of urban sustainable gardens and food production."

COMMUNITY GARDEN at the Old Homestead - mission statement tba.

PURCHASING GROUP - "The purpose of the purchasing group is to put in place structures that provide access to food and other products consistent with the overall aims of Transition Pt Chevalier. To do this, we wish to create a purchasing community, in which we develop relationships with producers and suppliers and also strengthen our relationships with each other. Producers, suppliers and products will be chosen by the extent to which they met the following purchasing principles (note, these are not in order of importance and are not all relevant to all products): organic, local, fair trade, low packaging, as few steps as possible to the grower or manufacturer, cheaper than retail, high quality."

TREASURE HUNT - mission statement tba.


Past Events

Grey Lynn 2030 Presents: ‘Psychology for a Better World’ with Niki Harre, 7.30pm, Sun 25 March, The Garden Room, Grey Lynn Community Ctr, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. $2

Associate Professor Niki Harre will speak about her research into the psychology of sustainability- and share some key findings into how to make positive changes towards more sustainable lifestyles in ourselves, our communities and country. She will also share the documentaries ‘Cities on Speed: Bogota’ - a documentary about how radical creative thinking by politicans was about to change the face of Bogota, Colombia for the better.

Psychology for a better World

Update 31 August 2012:

 "Psychology for a Better World" is now a 15 minute film which you can watch on Youtube - with animiations !


Monthly Meetings

The first 15 minutes of each TPC meeting will be a 'Marketplace'. This is where you bring things from home that you've grown, made or pulled out of a cupboard and don't want anymore. We also welcome information about local sources of food and other products that fit with the overall aim of TPC. No money will change hands, people are encouraged to give away or swap what they have to offer. Small scale co-ops may spring up as a result of information sharing and bulk ordering. Fill us in on your secret sources of local products and bring anything you have to give away or swap!

General meetings for 2013 will be held at different members' homes on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 07:30pm. There will be no meeting in December and January. For meetings in year 2012 please see the minutes below.

If you have advanced items for the agenda, please contact the chair of the appropriate meeting.

Agenda items for first meeting in 2013: tba.


Notes from the monthly meeting on November 13th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on October 9th, 2012 

Notes from the monthly meeting on September 11th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on August 14th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on July 10th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on June 12th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on May 8th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on April 10th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on March 16th, 2012

Notes from the monthly meeting on February 14th, 2012



To contact Transition Town Point Chevalier, please email.

Communications people for 2013 are: tba.


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