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We are a very talented bunch of people living in the Paremoremo area – people’s vocations and hobbies provide a great skill set that is certainly proving itself as we try different things in the community.  The other day I discovered that a vet had moved in to Pare, and he has kindly agreed to […]

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The Faraway Tree

The enormous carving of the in-situ tree in Sanders Reserve is now nearly complete, after several months of expert carving with a cherry-picker, chainsaws and chisels. The carver is Phil Bonham, well known for his work in wood and stone. His timber “Castle” in Albany Village’s Kell Park is greatly admired as children (and not […]

The Kayaking Vet

Human food not always the best choice for our pets: Feeding our beloved pets scraps from the table or ‘what we eat’ can be responsible for  gastrointestinal upsets and in severe cases be toxic/poisonous and affect organ function which may in turn be life threatening. Here are a few examples of food/food products to avoid: […]

Election thoughts for a caring community

By John Marks It’s  local body election season, a time when the pollies spend a lot of time and money telling us about themselves.    However the Suspare group thought it might be a good time to tell the politicians a little about us too – hence this little essay. There’s something pretty special about Paremoremo.  Auckland […]

For the Record – Pare Music Review

This month we have a look at a couple of up and coming concerts, some recent releases, and our guest columnist. The Return of the Big Day Out Can you say “return” when technically you haven’t missed a year? It’s more of a reinvigoration with a venue shift to Western Springs. The main stage is at […]

Sports Successes

Paremoremo basketball boys Logan Anderson and Brayden Inger from the North Harbour U15A rep basketball team, recently competed in Wellington at the U15 National Basketball Championships.  There were 20 boy teams competing from around the country over the week at the ASB Stadium, hosted by Wellington Basketball Association. After the major earthquakes, the okay was […]

Youth Employment Programme (YEP)

YEP was started in April 2012. Since then we have had: 34 people use the service for 46 different jobs. Some of these are on-going. There are currently 20 students enrolled on the scheme. 7 more have been involved but have left. Thank you Paremoremo community for recognising the value in our local young people. […]

From our Community Constable

Hi All, Well it seems that Spring has arrived early (at the time of writing this it is a beautiful sunny day outside) long may it continue! One of the unfortunate consequences of the warmer weather is that people tend to leave windows and doors open or insecure when they leave their addresses. Unfortunately the […]

Sustainable in springtime

Ridgeview open day

Pest Free Pare

Pest Free Pare is a programme to help establish a wildlife corridor from the sanctuary islands in the Hauraki Gulf through to the Waitakeres. This corridor passes right through the Paremoremo area. The programme can help with expert advice from Nick Beveridge from Forest and Bird NZ on poisoning, trapping, general pest information and also planting […]

Paremoremo Gardening Group

I had the pleasure of hosting the August meeting of the Paremoremo Gardening Group when we were joined by Barbara, one of the Long Bay Regional Park volunteer planters. Barbara is an expert pruner and had been invited along to show us some tricks of the trade. An old and unproductive rose was the first […]

The Greater Good

On 12 October we will be asked to vote in the Auckland Council elections. Elections exemplify a range of behaviours, motivations, values and decision making processes. Voting is often done according to self-interests and particular desires for a city that will provide certain benefits. However I wonder if what we receive in the long term is […]

Migrant Play Group

Albany House Migrant Play Group Are you new to New Zealand and Albany?  Do you have small children, and would like to meet other parents in the area? Albany House is starting a Playgroup for migrants on Thursdays, kicking off on the 29th August at 9.30 – 11 am. Sarah Clifton is a new migrant and […]

Pare Planting

Finally – Spring is just around the corner, Asparagus and avocados are finally coming into season – such welcome additions! September will hopefully find many a home where the windowsills and table tops are crammed with seed trays full of exciting new garden edibles (and hopefully lots of ‘beneficial bug’ flowering plants too) Seeds to […]

Friends of the wharf – and Jane Clifford

A wonderful gem of nautical history here. The scow Jane Gifford alongside the Pare Wharf in 1973. The original photo was taken by Ross MacArthur, then owner of the old Attwood farm in Attwood Road, the history of which I described in a previous issue. I asked Ross what he remembered of that day: The […]


We are a very talented bunch of people living in the Paremoremo area – people’s vocations and hobbies provide a great skill set that is certainly proving itself as we try different things in the community.  The other day I discovered that a vet had moved in to Pare, and he has kindly agreed to […]

What to Plant – July

Your July veggie patch and pots!! Seeds Broccoli (try some of the new colourful varieties for fun), beetroot, broad beans, cabbages,  carrots, cauliflowers, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, rocket, silverbeet, spinach, swedes and turnips. Punnets/root crops Asparagus, bok choy, cabbages, cauliflower, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, potatoes,  rhubarb, shallots and silverbeet.  If you are wanting to get […]

Paremoremo Community Club

The Paremoremo Community Club is situated at 503  Paremoremo Rd and is leased from the Department of  Corrections by the local community. A small group of  dedicated locals run events during the year including the  Pot Luck Dinner, annual ‘Knees Up’, Community Garage Sale and the Children’s Christmas Party. The hall is also used by […]

Sustainable Paremoremo

When we first began the Sustainable Project, our  aim was to inspire, motivate and educate people  who showed a keenness to want to learn more about living more sustainably within our local natural  environment. To this effect we have certainly  achieved a much greater awareness, there has been  active community involvement and also great Council  […]

Upper Harbour Local Board Report

To be or not to be …………..that is the question! I was shocked to be advised by the North Shore Times that work has been carried out for “3 – 4 years” looking at the  establishment of a helicopter training school to be based at Whenuapai. By the time this goes to print there may […]

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