67 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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More messages from your neighbours
3 minutes ago

Show neighbours your photography of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust of that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told. Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard. Post your photographs in the comments below

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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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2 hours 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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