Te Korakora is one of the key events on the Auckland Council Matariki Festival programme and it's taking place tomorrow night in central Auckland. It will be an outstanding evening of performing arts, live music and delicious Maori cuisine which has been given a modern twist. As supporting partners of the Matariki Festival AMI will be there and we'd love you to join the fun! To get you started on enjoying the delicious kai on offer we're giving away $5 Te Korakora currency to the first ten people who comment below! This currency can be spent at any of the food vendors on site at the event. Please note you will need to attend the event and pick this currency up from the AMI tent on site before 7pm tomorrow.
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:
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.
It's inspirational to meet a family that's taken the plunge to leave the rat race and establish themselves in the country. This couple not only managed to keep their jobs, but also build a stunning house on the Coromandel Peninsula that has caught the eye of NZIA judges.