• Busy Viaduct Harbour Square Auckland Central
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    Auckland Anniversary

    What is Auckland Anniversary? As you can probably tell from the title of our website – we love living in Auckland – especially with the weather we are having right now. We are guessing you do too and will even more so when we celebrate Auckland Anniversary Day with a…

  • Spring is coming - Street Photography Auckland
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    10 things to do in Auckland in spring

    It’s September and that means one thing: it’s spring time! Auckland is busy year round however spring is the time where we blink our way in to the sun after a few months of hibernation. Here are our top 10 free (ish) things to do in Auckland this spring. GET…

  • Auckland Sky Tower - Street Photography
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    Why is Auckland a Good Place to Live?

    I have to admit. I have started and stopped writing this article a number of times. Why is Auckland a good place to live? Some days I feel like there are a million reasons it is the greatest place on earth and other days I don’t understand why I am…

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    Aotea – Great Barrier Island

    We recently posted a daily photo of the Aotea / Great Barrier Island ferry prompting a reader to ask more about the island and we are (sort of) glad to share! And I say sort of as a sneaky part of us wants to continue to keep this local paradise…

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    Why is Auckland’s Traffic So Bad?

    Whether you have lived in Auckland your whole life, are visiting Auckland or are are new to town we are sure you have noticed that Auckland has a massive amount of traffic. Approximately 43,000 people moved to Auckland in the past 12 months which has also seen an increase in…

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    Auckland’s Public Avocado Orchard

    The avocado seems to have made the news more frequently than any of piece of fruit or veg! Recently blamed as the single reason home ownership is out of reach for so many and an excellent source of fibre and mono saturated fats, the avocado can both give and take…

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    How to Make the Most out of your Rates

    It feels that Auckland’s rates are constantly increasing and you’re not wrong – in June 2018, Auckland rates increased on an average of around 2.5%. Auckland rate payers frequently asking just where are my rates going?! What are we getting for our rates? Who is benefiting?

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    What to do on rainy days in Auckland?

    There is debate as to whether Crowded House’s “Four Season’s is One Day” was written with Auckland or Melbourne in mind but we are pretty sure it was Auckland. No matter the time of year or day, rain in Auckland is as sure as time itself. Sometimes a passing shower,…