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Labour Weekend markets in West Auckland

Labour weekend is finally upon us! There’s a huge selection of markets out West this weekend. On Saturday there’s the usual Oratia Farmers Market (9am to midday). Always a good place to get fresh quality food produce and products. They also have live entertainment which gives a nice relaxed vibe. On Sunday there’s the monthly […]


Humbug Cafe in New Lynn

Relax and soak up the atmosphere at Humbug. Humbug Cafe is just around the corner from Kiwi Heritage Homestay, in Rua Road. Always popular with the locals and guests wanting to get a more substantial breakfast or for a very pleasant morning/afternoon tea or lunch.The eclectic decoration includes Crown Lynn (which was manufactured in the […]


Crown Lynn collection in New Lynn

I recently visited the newly opened Te Toi Uku Clayworks (a Crown Lynn Collection run by Portage Ceramics Trust) which is aptly located in Ambrico Place, near where the Crown Lynn industry thrived for many years. In 1929 the Amalgamated Brick and Pipe Company (hence the name for AMBRICO Place) was formed in New Lynn, […]