History – Albertland centenarian

Wed, 12 May 2021

Thomas Inger was one of many wanting to emigrate to New Zealand. William Brame, the Albertland movement founder, was keen to have him. In his letters,...

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History – Water torture

Wed, 12 May 2021

The summer of 1871-72 was extremely dry. During the fine weather, the settlers of Puhoi, by working together, had amassed an enormous quantity of shingles,...

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History – Delightful destination

Wed, 12 May 2021

Even before motor transport was available, picnic parties and summer campers found their way to Snells Beach. My grandmother, like others of her generation, brought...

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History – A love of gardens

Wed, 12 May 2021

Driving down country roads, we often see random clumps of arum lilies and, in summer, fence lines covered with the lovely old pink rose, Dorothy...

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History – Be dammed

Wed, 12 May 2021

In the early days of European settlement in Warkworth, in the 1850s and 1860s, getting from one side of the Mahurangi River to the other...

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History – Settling down

Wed, 12 May 2021

Early settlers began arriving at Mangawhai in the late 1850s. There were no roads, so it was a matter of getting a passage on a...

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