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.
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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 email@example.com.
Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday.
Legendary NZ musician Dave Dobbyn is playing Live @ The Cauldron at Spark Arena on September 12!
Dave and a full band will take the stage to play a selection of homegrown anthems and rarities. Tickets from $49.90(+bf) go on sale 12pm Thursday 9 July from Ticketmaster.
The Cauldron mode at Spark Arena offers something for everyone, with a party floor and intimate seated theatre experience with the GA standing floor giving access to three sides of the stage. For those who wish to sit, all seats in the bowl have a perfect vantage point of the stage.