54 days ago

My Prospa Local Business Hero nomination

Megan from Orakei

Orakei Post Centre Superette. 64 Coates Ave, Orakei, Auckland. Jay and Korsum run this sensational local business. Not only do they have everything you need at the moment you are cooking and realise that you don’t have that ingredient but in this time of COVID 19 they are keeping the community going. Always a friendly word. Smiling face. A place for our elderly friends in the community to get what they need. Nothing is ever a problem and they help those in the community whether it be someone who needs company - a chair behind the counter to sit on, advice on how to get a parcel to the other side of the world, $1 lowly bags for the kids. We are lucky to have them in our community.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day 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:

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Janine from Saint Johns

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3 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.