35 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
2 hours ago

Kings of Storage, Moving and More

Storage King Rosedale

Hi Neighbours - As winter makes it's presence felt let us heat things up with a WINTER WARMER DEAL.

Yes, we're cutting prices in half in the month of July to give you an opportunity to tuck your gear into storage, safe and sound during the winter months. Plus, to help save you money, we'll let you use our TRUCK for FREE!

Come down and meet your local Storage King Rosedale Team - at 10-12 Rothwell Avenue, Rosedale

Our Box Shop is fully stocked and we'd love to meet you and take you on a tour of our facility.
Visit us now

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8 hours ago

Home Grown Kids (Chris's in home educator)

Chris from Glenfield

Hi,
I am a in home educator working under Home Grown Kids. I have vacancies for 0-5 year olds. Please take a look at my profile and if you are interested please contact me on 02102928177 or kajarja1@gmail.com. Thank you.

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3 days ago

How much will you miss El Greco while its kitchen is rebuilt after a fire?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours. El Greco on Campbells Bay's The Esplanade has been forced to close for several weeks after a fire "gutted" its kitchen on Monday night. How much will you miss the Greek and Italian eatery while it is closed?