35 days ago

The Story of Surfdale

The Team from Auckland Museum

Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must go up and up and up”.

Well, they weren't wrong there.

Today, Waiheke Island brings to mind sunny vineyards and beachy weekend getaways. The image of Waiheke as an “island paradise” has its origins in 1920s marketing, but the island has long been desirable even as its character has changed over the past centuries.

As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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13 minutes ago

Kings of Storage, Moving and More

Storage King Rosedale

Hi Neighbours - As winter makes it's presence felt let us heat things up with a WINTER WARMER DEAL.

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, we'll let you use our TRUCK for FREE!

Come down and meet your local Storage King Rosedale Team - at 10-12 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale

Our Box Shop is fully stocked and we'd love to meet you and take you on a tour of our facility.
Visit us now

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13 hours ago

What's On: Stage and Screen

Alexandra from Mount Eden

You’re invited to enjoy the sensational music of Operatunity as they bring you the most beloved musical moments from stage and screen. Tickets: $35 Book: https://www.operatunity.co.nz Call: 0508 266 237
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2 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.