39 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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More messages from your neighbours
26 days ago

Semi Retired Driving Instructor Available $39 per hour

Steve from Albany

For more info call or text Steve on Ph: 0273430869.
I established and used to own a well known driving school in Auckland. As a neighbourly gesture, I can take anyone for a one hour lesson in their own car for $39 per hour. Please feel free to ask any questions. During driving lessons we will do 1: Driver observation and signalling at roundabouts 2: Lane changing procedures 3: Forward Parking 4: Three-point turns 5: Reverse Parallel Parking Procedures 6 : Flush Median Procedures 7: Gap Selection 8: 50 km/h - 60km/h zones and motorway driving etc. Bookings fill fast as I only do a few lessons a week now.

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6 hours ago

Aucklanders warned to brace for tornadoes, thunderstorms and power cuts

Brittany Keogh Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, Vector has warned Auckland residents to prepare for tornadoes, thunderstorms and gales that could lead to power cuts during the next 24 to 36 hours. The company says people should charge their devices and power banks, tie down objects that could be swept up in strong winds, such as BBQs or trampolines, and make sure they had a torch and spare batteries handy, as well as alternative fuel for cooking.

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5 hours ago

Child Care Spaces Available

Andrea from Sunnynook

Hi everyone. I'm a homebased childcare educator for Kia Ora Kids at Home Childcare. I have a couple of spaces available for any under 5 year olds. I have been a care educator for 9 years and live in Sunnynook and regularly attend playgroups, go to mainly music, the library, parks, playgrounds, beaches and have lots of indoor and outdoor toys available. I love to do arts and crafts and science experiments with the kids. Kia Ora Kids offers subsidies to families that meet the WINZ criteria and 20h free for 3 & 4 year olds. Hourly rate is $6.50. if you are interested send me a message or call me on 0211553751. Grab the space before it is gone!