38 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
12 days ago

Council makes it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater

The Team from Auckland Council

In response to the severe water shortages, we are encouraging Aucklanders to install rainwater tanks at home by scrapping resource consent fees.

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1 day ago

Healthy Wholefood Cooking workshop - plant-based

Kim from Papakura

We are very excited to say that we are back doing 'LIVE' workshops! So, you can join us in two ways - either attend in person at the Church Hall, or we will still Zoom to you!

This month's 'Healthy Wholefood Cooking' workshop is on Tuesday July 7 at 7.00pm; and Dellwyn (an amazing family cook) and Ole (an ex-chef... though, once a chef - always a chef) will be demonstrating some really tasty recipes - we have had a sneak preview; so we know that you will enjoy these too!

Dellwyn will be showing you how to make some tasty 'Lentil Flatbread'... in a few different ways, and Ole is doing a tasty 'Aloo Gobi', some delicious 'Cracking Good Crackers' and a warming 'Tomato Soup with Sweetcorn'.

So, either join us on Tuesday July 7 at 7.00pm at:
• Papakura SDA Church -12 Alpha Street, Papakura
• Or, via Zoom - register with livingwellwithpapakurasda@gmail.com to get the Zoom link and the recipes sent to you prior to the workshop.

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2 hours ago

What's On: Auckland Miniatures Club

Clare from Greenlane

Auckland Miniatures Club meets the 3rd Sunday each month, 9.30am-3.30pm, Leicester Hall, Ellerslie. We make doll houses and accessories mainly 1:12 scale. New members welcome. Contact Clare 5204261
Auckland Miniatures Club
  • Leicester Hall