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Mental Heath Foundation: List of Events on Mental Heath Awareness Week

When did you last learn something new? When we keep learning we tend to have better mental wellbeing, so we’ve put together a whole raft of ideas to help you and your family keep learning throughout your lifetime. 

The Mental Health Foundation have put together a list of events you can find during Mental Health Awareness Week 6-12 October 21014.

The events are all over the country and have a huge variety. Check them out and find somewhere to get involved. You can also submit your own events. Have fun!

Free Summer Events and Activities at the Auckland Waterfront | Dec ’13 – Jan ’14

This summer Auckland’s waterfront is springing into action with a whole lot of free events and activities.

So if you are in need of a cheap pick-me-up during the months of December and January and you live in Auckland, you might find something down at the waterfront.

Click here for the calendar of free summer events.

Fiesta In The Park | Free Public Event: 12 OCT 2013, Auckland

The 3rd Biennial Fiesta in the Park at Western Park in Ponsonby on the 12th of October 2013.  

This years theme is CONNECT: wellbeing through connection.

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness events across the globe Fiesta in the Park welcomes Sola Rosa to the Fiesta and are joined by old friends Jan Hellreigel, Emma Paki, SINA, Sam RB, The Desotos, Mike Chunn & Play it Strange, Gareth Edwards, Miller Yule, and Ash Graham.  Spoken word poetry by The Literatti, and dance by Touch Compass.  Feast on deliciousness from the Paella Pan, Gourmet Shuttle, Banger Boys and a little sweet from the Donut Dudes to go with your Coffee Guy coffee or Nitro Juice.

Join in the art and fun activities including yoga, clown performers ZIG n ZAG and Circus in a Flash. The Fiesta celebrates Auckland’s rich diversity and culture.

This year you can join in the celebrations and participate, with the Fiesta hosting a moving image digital artwork screen, themed around community connection and wellbeing.  Toi Ora Live Art Trust are putting a call out for contributions of images, text, poetry, drawings, photos, what ever you like.

Email them to toioradigital@gmail.com


  • On: Saturday 12th October. (Rain day:  Sunday 13th)
  • At: Western Park.  Ponsonby Rd.
  • From: 12 to 7pm.

Like Minds Concert | Wellington | 12 Oct 2013

The Like Minds concert is a fundraising event for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, scheduled for Saturday 12th October at Bodega in Wellington during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The event will showcase multiple performers over the course of approximately six hours.

The line-up includes:

• Samuel Scott & Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation)
• Aaron Tokona (Cairo Knife Fight / AhoriBuzz)
• Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds / Fly My Pretties)
• Adam Ladley & Holly Beals (Family Cactus)
• Matthew Armitage
• Bikini Roulette
• What Noisy Cats

All the artists and crew involved will be giving their time and talents for free, meaning all ticket sales (minus promotion and production costs) will be going directly to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Tickets on sale now from undertheradar.co.nz

Find out more on Facebook.

Poetry and Music at Black Salt in New Lynn 7 Feb 2013

Rhythm & Verse

Local poet Ila Selwyn hosts these poetry and music nights. Come and listen to the featured readers, enjoy live music and share a drink with friends. There is always a medley of styles to suit a diversity of tastes in both poetry and music.

  • Date Thurs 7 Feb 
  • Time 7:30 pm  (doors/bar open 7pm)
  • Venue Top Floor, Black Salt Bar & Eatery, Great North Road/Totara Avenue, New Lynn [entrance on door to left of bar], Black Salt Bar and Eatery 10-12 Todd Avenue, New Lynn  [see detailed directions below]
  • Contact: Ila Selwyn (09) 826 0060
  • Fee $5 entry – cash [EFTPOS available on the bar]

This year Rhythm and Verse are kicking off with a great line-up.


Nico Fitzpatrick
Mandy Patmore
Otis Mace


Brigid Barrer, Bryony Jagger, Gus Simonovic, Iva Vemich,

Jenny Clay, Michael Lipschutz, Michael Morrissey, Paul Doesburg,

Penny Somervaille, Ron Riddell, Sarah-Rose Cotter, & Sue Gee

Directions are included below for those who haven’t been to Black Salt.

Two alternative routes to get to Black Salt

1. Drive down Rata St

2. Turn left at Great North Road [do not go through lights to Titirangi Rd]

3. Turn right at next set of lights onto new extension of Clark St

4. Take the next left at the lights onto Totara Ave [go slowly, a small street]

5. Turn left immediately after a small brick building on your left into an entryway into the New Lynn Community Centre and free parking area behind

6. Walk out the exit way across Totara Ave leaving the triangle with Peter Lange’s brick sculptures on your left

7. Walk straight ahead and you will see Black Salt Bar & Eatery on your right

8. Take the stairs on the far side of the bar up to Rhythm & Verse


1. Drive past Lynmall on your left on great North Road.

2. Go through the traffic lights.

3. Enter the free parking area on your left just past MacDonald’s

4. Walk out to Great North Road and turn left past the old brick Police Station.

5. Walk a few metres to black Salt Bar & eatery on your left.

6. Take the stairs up just before the entrance way to the bar.

Free Concert and Music Docos in Devonport 15 December 2012

Devonstock is happening this Saturday, 15th of December, 3pm-7pm at Windsor Reserve.  With the support of Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and the Devonport Community Coordinator, Devonport’s youth forum, Youthink.Devo, have worked hard to bring to you this free community concert with a great line up of local youth bands.

Included are: Exit 420, Between the Lines, Five Mile Town, Josh Leys and Andy Keys, Petra Bullock and Liam Jaques.  This is a no alcohol event.

Following straight on after Devonstock, The Vic is screening two music documentaries at 7:30pm and 8:45pm respectively:

First up is Guitars from the Leafy Suburbs – a locally made film which “follows several of the Devonport’s finest young bands from their humble beginnings as recorded by studio engineer and mentor Rikki Morris, to their heady live concerts and growing success…”  Read more at: http://www.guitarsfromtheleafysuburbs.com/

The second film is the Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.  The Vic will screen Crossfire Hurricane again on Saturday 22nd December at 8.30pm. For more info visit: www.rollingstones.com/crossfire-hurricane/

Contact Devonport Peninsula Trust: Making Community Happen 

Ph: 445 9533, Mob: 027 924 3494, Email: dportcomm@xtra.co.nz

Watch The Big reTHiNK Online

The Big reTHiNK is now online for your viewing pleasure on the reTHiNK Youtube channel.

Visit www.rethink.org.nz for more information about the Like Minds Big reTHiNK and how you can still get involved.

Don’t forget to share your favourite clips around and help spread the message.

Exhibitions, Screenings and Events Coming Up at Toi Ora Dec 2012

Four Upcoming Events at Toi Ora Live Art Trust

1. Paint the Sky exhibition at Toi Ora Gallery

Tuesday 4 December to Friday 21 December 2012.

The very popular Paint the Sky class proudly presents its work from the term and year.  Paint the Sky opens on Tuesday 4 December at 5pm at Toi Ora Gallery, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

2. Performance & Acting class’s short film Bon Voyage world premiere

Tuesday 4 December at 6pm

Toi Ora Live Art Trust, in association with Howling Dog Productions, proudly presents Bon Voyage, the Performance & Acting class’s short film debut.  Written and directed by class stalwart David Grierson, the film playfully poses the question, “Will a jealous wife get even with her duplicitous husband?” Bon Voyage will screen on Tuesday 4 December at 6pm at Toi Ora Gallery, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn

3. Gentle heads-up:  You are welcome to attend Toi Ora’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12 December at 4pm at Toi Ora Live Art Trust.

4. Second gentle heads-up:  You are cordially invited to Toi Ora’s end-of-year soiree on Friday, 21 December 2012 from 4pm onwards at Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.  More details will follow closer to the time.


6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, AUCKLAND 1021

p:  09 360 4171  |  f:  09 360 4172

www.toiora.org.nz  |  www.fb.me/toiora

Human Rights Day 10 December 2012

The theme for this years Human Rights Day 10 December is “My Voice Counts”.

You are warmly invited to come along to a free Human Rights Day concert hosted by the Human Rights Commission and EventX, 6-9pm at the Freemans Bay Community Hall, Ponsonby, Auckland, on Monday 10 December.

Devonstock Music in the Park 15 December 2012

Devonstock 2012 Press Release

-For Immediate Release-

9th November 2012

Music on – It’s Devonstock

What better way to drill into summer with melodious music and scenic Devonport views with your friends, families or relatives? Continuing from previous successful Devonstock concerts, this year’s will be held at the spacious grounds of Windsor Reserve on Saturday 15th December from 3pm till 7pm. If it happens to rain, the scheduled rain date is on the following day, Sunday 16th December. This year, the Devonstock crew are honoured to have FiveMileTown, Josh Leys & Andy Keys, Petra Bullock, Liam Jaques, Between the Lines and Exit 420 featuring in Devonstock.

All of these performers are brimming with talent and could be the potential leaders of tomorrow’s music scene. Most of them are from the local Devonport-Takapuna area, so it’s very likely the amazing voice from the stage is coming from your friend, classmate or your neighbour. Plunge in for the fun!

The very first Devonstock was in 2007 and it’s a great place for local talent to be discovered, much like the band The Checks who sprung upwards from Devonstock. So why not come along and hear some superb singing you could be paying for to hear years later from now?

Devonstock 2012 is bound to be a sweet treat for your family and friends.  Best of all it’s free for all ages thanks to generous funding from Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and with the venue being accessible to all, you’ve got almost no excuse not to rock up! Devonstock is also a non-alcoholic event.