Help us to solve Whitby mys­tery

Search un­der way for lucky com­pe­ti­tion win­ner

Kapi-Mana News - - FLASHBACK - By KRIS DANDO

It’s a Flash­back with a dif­fer­ence this week and we have Pataka’s so­cial his­tory cu­ra­tor Alice Masters to thank.

She is col­lect­ing ma­te­rial for exhibitions to cel­e­brate Porirua’s 50th birth­day and has un­earthed a gem – and we’re keen to find out more.

The 2ZB (now New­stalk ZB) ra­dio sta­tion ran the ‘‘$16,000 Land­mark Com­pe­ti­tion’’ in 1979, giv­ing away a sec­tion in Mer­cury Way, Whitby.

It was also a chance for the Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ments Con­sor­tium to give the new sub­urb a push.

The com­pe­ti­tion asked Whitby-re­lated ques­tions and en­trants had to sketch how they would place a home on the sec­tion.

We want to track down who won the prize. What’s the ex­act ad­dress of the prop­erty? Was the sec­tion built on im­me­di­ately? Is the fam­ily or in­di­vid­ual who won still liv­ing there?

Email ed­i­tor@kmananews.co.nz if you can help.

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