Attend a HeritageTalks session and learn the history of Auckland’s Chinese restaurants
Hungry for history? Food historian André Taber serves up fascinating facts about some of central Auckland’s first Chinese restaurants.
“No one wins at war”: Military memories of a 100-year-old WWII veteran
As war veteran Desmond Mitchell marks a milestone, he recalls his time in the air force during World War II.
Discover the historic roots of an Auckland Judas tree
If you’re wandering around downtown Pukekohe, you might think that Seddon Park is a pleasant enough place to stop for a rest, with its benches, trees and rose beds. What you might not realise is that the park is home to a very special tree that can be traced all the way back to the battlefields of Italy in the 1940s.
Museum to acquire historic weathervane from CAC Shot Tower
Tāmaki Paenga Hira / Auckland War Memorial Museum is acquiring the weathervane from Auckland’s last Colonial Ammunition Company Shot Tower.
Auckland Domain Wintergardens: 100-year-old glasshouses re-open to the public
After painstaking restoration work, the elegant 100-year-old glasshouses at the Auckland Domain Wintergarden are about to begin a new chapter in their life.
Glorious 1915 orb returns to Quay Street, a beacon for safe journeys home
The WW1 Memorial Beacon, recently returned to the northern side of Quay Street, is the earliest known built monument to the Great War to be erected in New Zealand.
175 years of Howick: Marking a major milestone
This year is Howick’s 175th anniversary, and ahead of the official celebrations and various fun events, we’re taking a step back in time to share the history of Howick.
Board wants heritage protection as part of any Ardmore Hall / Bell Field sale
Franklin Local Board says selling Ardmore Hall and the neighbouring Bell Field is the best option for the community.
Book-A-Family History Librarian
Make a FREE one-hour booking to see Auckland Libraries' family history specialist, Seonaid (Shona) Harvey.
HeritageTalks: Researching Your House
Come along to know if your property contains an archaeological site.
Thursday Heritage Concerts - Creatures and landscapes
The performer and listener will go on a journey together through time and place.
HeritageTalks: Under the Mountain - Auckland’s Volcanoes with Kirsty Webb
Maurice Gee’s story will be a jumping-off point for a look at Hochstetter’s famous geological map.
Family History Help
Library staff and volunteers from the Papakura branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are here to help.