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Preparations for Christmas seem to start earlier and earlier and with warm weather finally here, it's a good time to reacquaint yourself with your favourite little village and get in early on your to-do lists. This Devonport Messenger we introduce you to some of the new tenants inside the Arcade, we share with you Devonport’s fantastic heritage walking tour, and remind you of a few festive dates to put into your calendar. As we did last year, the village Christmas tree will be placed inside the Devonport Library at the end of the month with boxes for city mission collection. We love Devonport, and know you do too, so remember to keep it local and enjoy the start of summer with us.


Toni van Tonder | Devonport BID Manager

 
Devonport's Must-Do

We're delighted to have launched Devonport's first audio walking tour. Plug your headphones into your device and take a stroll up Victoria Road, the main commercial street of the Devonport Business District. The tour offers listeners the chance to learn about the history of significant landmarks, the architecture of our unique buildings, and the stories and experiences of the people who have lived and worked in Devonport from years past. Fantastic for locals and visitors alike, and free to play. 
 
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The Oliver Mays Building, Devonport's Arcade

Devonport's historic Oliver Mays Building, commonly known as the Arcade is known for its fine heritage details, an original oven and locally produced brickworks. This year the Arcade has enjoyed a renaissance and is now a vibrant alley offering great food, art and shopping. It's also home to Devonport's volunteer-led information centre. So next time you're in Devonport, wander down and discover its secrets.  
Inside the Arcade: Eva & Elle

One of the latest retailers to open up inside The Arcade is Eva & Elle, a cute boutique selling clothing and gifts for those that love colour. Owner Eva Lourenco tells us a little more about the treasures to be found in her adorable store…
 
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Gifting for Good: The Anglican Op Shop

If one million people bought their next item of clothing second hand instead of new, we would save 6 million kg of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere. Sounds like a no brainer to us. 
At the back of The Arcade is The Anglican Op Shop, a veritable treasure trove of quality used items that help you gift for good this Christmas... 
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Wreath Making with Devonport Flowers

Get festive and join Devonport Flowers to create a beautiful natural wreath filled with textural foliage, decorated with cones, berries, bows and a touch of gold or silver. This wonderful locally-led workshop is taking place on December 3rd, 6.30-8pm.  
Find out more here
Top photo credit: Aylin Yeni Ataseven. Follow us on Facebook: Devonportvillage / Insta @devonportvillage / www.devonport.co.nz
From the Devonport Business Association and BID Manager, Toni van Tonder
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