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Arch Hill, Auckland Central

About Arch Hill:

Arch Hill is a tiny suburb of Auckland, New Zealand under the Auckland Council’s local government. The area is known as Arch Hill because of its topography.

Interesting Historical Facts

The ridge that became Arch Hill may have been the location of the famous Battle of 1730, the Broken Calabash Attack. This battle between the two warring Maori tribes probably took place around this ridge, likely in the area of Arch Hill.

In 1880s, Arch Hill was part of an 80-acre farm that extended from what is now Great North Road, down the gulley where the North West Motorway passes, and up the Morningside area. It was owned by Joseph and Jane Young, who had settled in Auckland in 1842, and the farm was renamed 'Arch Hill,' after Joseph had been raised near Strabane, Londonderry County, Ireland.

Outdoor Recreation

Arch Hill Reserve is a strip of lawn and hillside scrub extending along the North West Motorway. It's less than 4km from the centre of downtown Auckland.

There's more than 3km of very neat singletrack, appealing to most skills. There is an easy trail named "Training Wheels" between the trees on the motorway’s flat side. The other tracks are situated on the hillside and need at least advanced riding skills.

Local Schools

The local secondary schools that serve Arch Hill are Western Springs College, Mount Albert Grammar School, St Paul's College and St Mary's College.

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Diggy Dupé / Digital Contact Sheet / 01.03.2020 ...

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Possibly the scariest window, every time I walk past it freaks me out!!

Lockdown walks..
No filter
Doll, head and the vibes...

#dollshead #bizarre #lockdown2021 #archhill #wholivesinahouselikethis #spooky #rundown #deralict #aucklandcity #peelingpaint #rippedcurtains #thevibe #abandoned
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FACES @ GREY LYNN FARMERS MARKET
Terry Phillips is the driving force behind Real Dog Food at the market.

How did you get involved in making dog food?
I had a very sick dog. I was spending lots of time and dollars at the vet, and trying everything that I could. Then someone suggested that I try this food. Two weeks later, my dog was much better and lived a long and healthy life. I believe that all dogs deserve a healthy life.

So dog health is important to you?
I love dogs, and dogs are getting a raft of health problems at an alarming rate. I’m sure that the preservatives and other fillers that go into large-scale commercial products aren’t good for dogs, just as they aren’t good for us. Preservatives kill a lot of the beneficial microbes in the gut that are needed to properly digest food.

And this mirrors your own health journey?
Yes - I was very sick myself. I needed a break so we booked a bach and found out that we had booked in the middle of a healing retreat. I received a lot of advice and support to dramatically improve my own diet. Now our whole family has become vegan and we feel much better for it.

How is your dog food different?
It is locally made in West Auckland using locally-sourced, human-grade ingredients. We sell direct to customers so they get very fresh dog food and we don’t need to add preservatives. This food was developed for the genuine love of dogs. A lot of thought has gone into our recipes to make sure that we provide a complete and balanced food for dogs.

That sounds expensive.
Not at all. We think that all dogs deserve good food, just as people do. Part of that is making the food affordable. Selling direct to customers, at markets and online, cuts out a lot of cost. I was shocked when I investigated the costs of selling through vets and supermarkets.

So markets work well for you?
We love the market because a lot of customers bring their dogs with them - they can try it there or take samples. Owners know immediately whether or not their dogs will eat it. We love talking about dogs and the specific challenges they are facing.

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Auckland is losing its architectural heritage as fast as the developers can knock stuff down.
In this climate it is refreshing to see some of old Auckland the way it was when I was a teenager. #urbex #urban #architecture #lostarchitecture #decrepit #oldhouse #Auckland #archhill
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Urban Jungle #adventuredog #archhill #missmarla #jrt #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #rescueismyfavoritebreed #aucklanddogs #newzealanddogs ...

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Oh hi there! Our Twin Peaks house has been published in a penguinbooksnz book about #NZhomes that have used recycled materials in their making. #Repurposed by Catherine Foster hit the bookstores this month and features “an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings”. Twin Peaks made the cut for its reuse of beautiful Arch Hill bricks that originally formed the chimney, and which now clad the new addition at the rear of the home. 📷 djdfoto .
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#inprint #twinpeaks #recycle #brick #bricklove #archhill #design #archidaily #archilovers #architecturedesign #exterior #published #renovation #project #heritage #architecture #nzarchitecture #maud
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It’s so nice that we can still get some fresh air while isolating *in our neighbourhood/local area* ... this is next to our house, and had no one on it.

It shows how important parks, trees, reserves, greenways, footpaths and community paths are. So when your rates get bumped up or you have to pay for parking - remember it goes towards those public spaces that got you through incredibly tough and anxiety inducing times — that were also only a five minute walk from your house. Those rates give you access to a bit of freedom, and it’s a privilege many don’t have.

Note: But I am also wondering when neighbourhood walks like these won’t be allowed, because it does seem too good to be true :/ #isolation #nature #ArchHill
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Helene Ravlich: Let’s get physical
It’s safe to say that for many of us, our usual fitness and wellness routines went out the window when we went into 2020’s first level four lockdown.
We were locked out of the gym and yoga studios, and forced to cancel our long-term plans for wellness retreats. We started working out at home and definitely got on with it as best we could, and approaches to wellness changed dramatically as a result. #ponsonbynews #iloveponsonby #ponsonby #auckland #aucklandshippestrip #onlyponsonby #ponsonbyroad #Greylynn #freemansbay #westmere #ponsonby #hernebay #stmarysbay #archhill #family #friends #coxsbay #mshelene   #health #maintaininggoodhealth #fitness #f45greylynn #barrefigure #yoga #gym #meditation #pilates
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Beekeepers’ message to Kiwis this September: Love bees? Plant trees (when you can)!
Beekeepers are calling on bee-lovers across New Zealand to take what actions they can to improve the health and resilience of Kiwi bee populations this September for Bee Aware Month. For more information about Bee Aware Month please see the Apiculture New Zealand website: https://apinz.org.nz/bee-aware-month-2021/
#ponsonbynews #iloveponsonby #ponsonby #auckland #aucklandshippestrip #onlyponsonby #ponsonbyroad #Greylynn #freemansbay #westmere #ponsonby #hernebay #stmarysbay #archhill #family #friends #coxsbay  #bees #beekeeping #beeawarenessmonth #apiculturenewzealand
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#allanwolf #allanwolfphotography #monochrome #arch #hill #archhill #cemetary #archhillcemetary #1863 #marblegarden #fineart #stilllife #stilllifephotography #rotiron #ironfence #monochromechronicles #chronicle #change #changinghistory #changingfuture #fineart #fineartphotography #finearts ...

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Our August issue of Ponsonby News is now with our printers...but you can have a read right now. Just hit the link below for our winter issue. Enjoy the weekend everyone. Stay warm and dry!

https://issuu.com/ponsonbynews/docs/ponsonby_news_august_2021_website

#ponsonbynews #iloveponsonby #ponsonby #auckland #aucklandshippestrip #onlyponsonby #ponsonbyroad #Greylynn #freemansbay #westmere #ponsonby #hernebay #stmarysbay #archhill #family #friends #coxsbay
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Records & books on a wet Wednesday
TRANSISTORS - Is this anything
New Zealand garage punk power pop
#recordcollection #vinylcollection #garagepunk #newzealandbands #archhill #stuckindoors
JEAN LUC NAVETTE art books
noiremeduse
#books #art #jeanlucnavette
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