53 days ago

Meet Fonzie, the Cockatoo who spent 20 hours upside-down

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, He's famous on Instagram, but Fonzie the Cockatoo has a new claim to fame, after getting such a fright he landed on a powerline, giving his owner a 20-hour ordeal while he hung upside down. Read the happy ending :

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15 days ago

Hand knitted baby cardigan

Iris from Remuera

Brand new. Should fit newborn plus . Photo doesn’t do it justice
$5.

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1 hour 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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1 hour ago

Prepare to Play Netball Skills

Marketing Manager from Auckland Netball Centre

Netball is back!! After a long break from Netball, join our experienced Auckland Netball coaches to get back into the swing of things and improve netball techniques, skills and grow confidence for the season ahead. To sign up head to our website!

Saturdays and Thursdays at St Johns
Sundays and Tuesday at Windmill Park

We will be doing everything we can to minimize any potential risk of COVID-19 including limiting numbers in sessions, clean equipment for each session, bigger gaps in-between sessions to limit crossover, and hand sanitizer will be provided for use before and after sessions.

If you would like any further information please contact Josina Vader at development@aucklandnetball.co.nz.