40 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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5 hours ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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1 hour ago

Seeking volunteers

Forrest Hill from Forrest Hill

Hi there! Kia ora!

Do you have any spare time?
A talent you would like to share?

We would love you to come and visit our friendly facility located in Forrest Hill.

We would love to hear from you. Please send an e-mail to: residents@fhcc.co.nz

Cheers,

Lifestyle team.

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3 hours ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash ladies night

Paul from Devonport

Our Weds ladies night provides an opportunity for women of any age to trial the sport & develop skills. No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes available. More info 021912460
Shepherds Park Squash ladies night
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