`PLEASE please do NOT stockpile and bulk buy goods. There is absolutely no need to do this. At no time in the forseeable future is the food going to run out. IF you need to self isolate or quarantine for whatever reason, it is possible to order goods online or via phone through Countdown and New World and have these things delivered to your door. Be mindful that panic buying (a) serves no actual purpose at all (b) is not necessary and (c) is depriving vulnerable people including the elderly of items they need right now, let alone in a time of crisis. Please use your common sense and ask first "do I need all of this now and, if so, why?" If the answer is No, then just shop as you normally would - whether in person, online or via phone.
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.