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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5 days ago

Over 60s Lunch Group

Eve from Orewa

Hi again, after so long, thought it was time for a lunch. I hope you are all well,
Venue: Ship and Anchor in Orewa
Monday 27 July at 12 noon
RSVP to this ad or evewager@gmail.com or 0210790857, if you have to cancel please do by Sunday 26 July
Note: if you are feeling unwell, please cancel

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3 hours ago

What's On: Harbour Hospice Pop-Up Art Shop

Lesley from Red Beach

Pop-in to browse, bid and buy from our special art sale and support hospice in your local community. 10th July 10am-6pm. 11th to 19th July 10am-4pm. Doors open:
Harbour Hospice Pop-Up Art Shop
  • 32 Hilary Square