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Heritage 21 Apr 2016

The Mystery of Florence Owen's headstone

Who was Florence Owen and how did her headstone end up 7kms away from a cemetery at the property in Mt Albert?

Community 18 Apr 2016

The Anzac biscuit has a history of its own

The truth about the mighty Anzac biscuit may surprise you.

Development 4 Apr 2016

Design case study: The future of inner-city living

Beaumont Quarter, across from Victoria Park, is on a site previously used for a gasworks. The prime location has since been transformed into a unique and compact living quarters that effectively utilises space and plays on the varying levels of te...

Cultural 9 Mar 2016

Introducing Auckland Council's Māori heritage team

Auckland Council is committed to the appropriate protection of tangata whenua’s taonga, sites and places of cultural and historic heritage to avoid further deterioration or loss of the region’s fascinating Māori footprint.

Heritage 8 Mar 2016

Remembering the men who shook Auckland!

“The nearby city of Auckland had never been shaken like it had when these men came to town,” went a newspaper report of the arrival of the newly formed, New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company.

Beaches 7 Mar 2016

The Secrets of Tāwharanui

It’s been a mystery for many years. Who is buried in the graves at Matatūahu Point?

Community 2 Mar 2016

Small but perfectly formed

Kaukapakapa Library, one of the smallest libraries in NZ, was included in a recent BBC radio documentary on tiny book-lending institutions.

Events32 Results

17 Feb 2024 - 23 Mar 2024

Exhibition: 'Tu'u tu'u i le loloto: Take it to the deep' by Delicia Sampero

The expression Tu'u tu'u i le loloto is a proverb referring to fishermen taking their nets to the...

01 Feb 2024 - 29 Feb 2024

Guided Museum Tours

Dive deeper into the much-contended America’s Cup, the genius of traditional Pacific voyaging and...

01 Feb 2024 - 01 Mar 2024

MISCELLANY: from around the motu

“You Are Quoting Shakespeare” books celebrating the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s First Folio.

01 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2024

Diverse-city 2024

Learn about the friendships and social networks which have played a pivotal role in shaping the h...

25 Jan 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Remembering Jacqui Geux Exhibition

This pop-up exhibition invites visitors to gain a new appreciation for the wildlife of Aotearoa f...

16 Dec 2023 - 24 Feb 2024

Landmarks for the landless

Landmarks for the landless examines the increasing presence of pouwhenua, symbolic boundary markers.

29 Nov 2023 - 02 Mar 2024

Ngako: The Collections Talk Exhibition

In this exhibition, you can enjoy watching the nine short films, listening to the podcast series,...

26 Jan 2024 - 29 Nov 2024

Family History Help

Need help researching your family tree? Library staff and volunteers from the Papakura Branch of...