71 days ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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More messages from your neighbours
7 days ago

Auckland's drought rings alarm bells - is anyone listening?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

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:

8 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

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11 hours ago

Winter Special on Kitchen Makeovers!

Kev from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland

Hi Neighbours,

It's Kevin and the team here from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland. We're running our WINTER PROMOTION for all kitchen makeovers.

THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING RESPONSE SO FAR AND WE AIM TO GET IN TOUCH WITH EVERYONE ASAP!

AND THANK YOU FOR BUYING LOCAL!

Our amazing WINTER OFFER includes $1000 off the pre-tax price!!

Also, pay the deposit within 30 days of the quote and get all handles free to the value of up to $1000 through our top-end premium supplier at Archant.

Kitchen makeovers are a cost effective way of making use of the existing kitchen cabinetry and internal carcasses, not to mention a lot less hassle than building an entirely new kitchen

1.Replace kitchen doors, drawers & cupboards

2.Replace kitchen door handles and fittings

3.Install new, fitted kitchen worktops

4.Replace sinks and taps

5.Install new lighting

Kitchen Makeover Prices.

Small Kitchens - From $9,000 + GST
Medium Kitchens - From $12,500 + GST
Large Kitchens - From $15,000 + GST

We'd love to meet you and give you a quote. Inquire with us today!