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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.

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