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Economic boost for Eden Terrace
Eden Terrace may soon be the
newest area to become a Business
Improvement District within the
Waitemata Local Board area.
This would create a partnership
between businesses, property owners
and council, where a levy, based on
capital values, would be collected
from local businesses and non-
residential properties to allow them
to improve economic development
in their area. Waitemata Local Board
member Rob Thomas who works
closely with Eden Terrace Business
Association is excited about
The City Centre masterplan has
listed Eden Terrace as having one of
the largest potential for growth in
the city centre.
We encourage the development of
this important and distinctive retail
and business area and support the
Eden Terrace Business Association in
their efforts, says Rob.
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How do you want it used?
The historic Campbell Free Kindergarten in
Victoria Park is completely restored and Waitemata
Local Board is seeking feedback on what the
community wants to do with this fantastic new space.
The registered heritage building built in 1910 and
named after its benefactor Sir John Logan Campbell,
is of national, regional and local signifcance.
It was the frst free kindergarten to occupy a purpose
built building and is a rare surviving example of
The building has been vacant since 1992, suffered
an arson attack in early 2000, and was in poor
condition until an agreement was reached between
the former Auckland City Council and the
New Zealand Transport Authority. NZTA has restored
the building in exchange for partial use of the
building to house standby equipment to operate the
Victoria Park Tunnel.
Waitemata Local Board is responsible for how the
remaining space in the building will be used.
Board Chair Shale Chambers says there are many
different ways this space could be used and wants to
hear from the public.
We want views on whether it should be used
strictly for community use or be a mix of community
New lease of life for Campbell Free Kindergarten
Waitemata Local Board is seeking community feedback about
space available within the historic Campbell Free Kindergarten in
Victoria Park, which is now fully restored.
There may also be interest in keeping close to its
history and using it in a way that benefts children and
young people in some way, he says.
The space available is approximately 100m2. The space
could be used as one space or divided into two spaces
for different uses.
The board and the mayor will offcially open the building
and a public open day will be held on Saturday, 5 May.
The consultation period for the public to provide input
into the buildings future use starts 30 April and closes
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Learning together: Tamati Patuwai regularly takes his
22-month-old son Manawatopu to a playgroup to spend
time with him and get him ready for more formal
Photo: AMY McGILLIVRAY
By AMY McGILLIVRAY
Demand for early child-
hood education in
Tamaki is growing
thanks to the hard work
of a group of the area's
Champions is a group of
early childhood edu-
cators that work
together to promote early
The group has the sup-
port of a co-ordinator
funded by the Education
Mrs Patuwai says the
aim of the group is to
encourage as many fam-
ilies as possible to get
their children involved in
education before they
The cool thing with
Tamaki Learning Cham-
pions is that it recog-
nises the importance of
formal and informal
learning,'' she says.
The group includes
Our job now is to look
at ways of particularly
pation -- letting people
know what's available
and hooking people up
with the right centre,''
Mrs Patuwai says.
The group is in its sec-
ond year and has seen a
large growth in the num-
ber of centres and the
number of families
playgroups have started
and are doing well.
It's a couple of days a
week, no fees, a gold coin
donation. You really get
to participate alongside
your child,'' she says.
It's really the first
step to engaging people
in early childhood learn-
Hiki Mai, a playgroup
run at Ruapotaka
Marae, is one such
It started meeting
twice a week in Sept-
ember and is now open
each weekday morning.
Waretini says the
playgroup was set up to
encourage parents to get
their children into early
childhood education and
get kids used to being on
The number one goal
is to get our tamariki to
learn and be ready for
school,'' she says.
The group is still small
with about nine families
on the roll.
Tamati Patuwai regu-
larly takes his 22-month-
old son Manawatopu to
Hiki Mai. Mr Patuwai
says marae can be for-
mal places but here it's
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