FROM THE EDITOR
Spring continues to tempt us with the promise of summer but a growing events calendar is the more reliable sign of things to come.
The Song and Poetry Thing is resuming its last Thursday of the month event at Oneroa’s Sandbar - a great opportunity for people to share their talent with the community - while the library is getting ready for the Auckland Heritage Festival.
There will be maps on display and an opportunity for people to sign a petition calling on Google to refresh its outdated street map of the island.
History lovers will also be able to see what ferries to the island used to look like, with a display of photographs and information about boats such as the Baroona.
There are many on the island who can still recall that ferry’s slow journeys to and from Auckland.
Then the arrival of Fullers’ fast ferries revolutionised the island’s demographics, paving the way for people to live on the island and commute to work. Worth checking out. - Di.