First European settlers in Kaukapakapa, Andrew and Elizabeth Bonar. One of the extensive collection of photographs held by the Kaukapakapa library.
Kaukapakapa library hopes to bolster its extensive collection of photographs of the early settlement of the district, with images that reflect life in contemporary times.
To this end, the library has organised the A Month in the Life of Kaukapakapa competition.
The library is asking entrants to take photographs of their whanau with their home, and including pets if this is an option.
Librarian Megan Paterson says the pictures will give the library a record of the types and styles of housing in Kaukapakapa and who was around in 2020.
“Judging will be based on photographic quality, not based on the best house or most attractive family,” Megan says.
Photographs must be taken between September 10 and October 10, which includes the school holiday period. For the purposes of the competition, the district boundaries are from Glorit to Waitoki to Mount Rex.
More rules and conditions can be found on the Kaukapakapa library Facebook page.
Info: Megan Paterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 959 017