Of all the awards it has won, the Flagstaff is most proud of the recognition it has received for community involvement
One of the national awards received by the Devonport Flagstaff for community involvement was in recognition of its campaign in 2011 to eradicate the synthetic cannabis drug Kronic
from Devonport dairies. The campaign was covered by national TV
and radio, and many other communities across Auckland and the rest of the country began asking their local dairies to stop selling it. The Flagstaff received numerous emails and calls from parents congratulating the paper on its stance.
Other key campaigns run by the Flagstaff have also been recognised by awards. These include the successful backing of Victoria Theatre supporters to reopen the performance facility; the editorial stand the paper took against the government which helped save coastal land at Fort Takapuna from residential development, and the paper's ongoing commitment to retain the built heritage of the historic suburb.
The Flagstaff donates several advertising pages per year to causes and arts groups it supports. Community groups, sports clubs, schools and churches are also given discounted advertising.