212 days ago

Garden Tidy Ready for Summer

Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens

Busy Lizzy Gardens spent a hot but enjoyable day tidying and weeding this fabulous St Heliers Garden. Call us if you'd like us to tidy your garden too!

More messages from your neighbours
7 days ago

Auckland's drought rings alarm bells - is anyone listening?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It might be raining but the record dry which is depleting Auckland's water supply is not going away in a hurry. Is it "just a dought?": Read the story below:

42 minutes ago

Yoga classes at Bodylight studio

Yaron from Bodylight Studio - Pilates, Yoga, Qi-Gong

Join one of our Yoga classes:

Tuesday 5:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am
Friday 11:30 am

A typical Bodylight Yoga class will have a Prana Yama component, a physical Asana practice, a Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation. Our instructors offer inspiration from the amazingly rich tapestry which is Yoga. Students and participants are encouraged to practice daily, to develop their inner teacher, their mind's eye and to find their own unique path within.

Price: $20 casual, $180 for 10 classes (valid 6 months)
Text or Call: 027 265 0000
Email: studio@bodylight.co.nz

9 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.