60 days ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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3 minutes ago

FREE 4 x wooden dining chairs

Amorangi from Onehunga

Would suit someone keen on upcycling. Tired well used wooden chairs, black paint chipped in places and fabric is dirty and coming away needs reupholstering. One chair has backing which has fallen off I have this part to go with the chair. Once done up these would be really great strong chairs I just don’t have the time to do. Pick up Onehunga

20 minutes ago

Guinea pig rescue and boarding

Anya from Saint Johns

Hi everyone we have started a guinea pig rescue for guinea pigs that are no longer wanted or can not be cared for if you are in this situation please text or call 0224964177 if you find a guinea pig please email CutiePieCuddles13@gmail.com if you would like your guinea pig to board with us is $5 per day and please call if you would like for us to take care of your guinea pig well you are on holiday I have 5 of my own guinea pigs that get along well with other guinea pigs but we can have them in a separate cage if you would like thanks.

9 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.