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River & Harbour major influences

The Manukau Harbour has had a profound influence on Waiuku’s development, but it wasn’t always as we see today.

NZ Steel – local business force

There are few locals who don’t know of New Zealand Steel’s fully integrated mill at Glenbrook. It can be seen from many places far...

Waiuku – A place like no other

A LOVE STORY: One legend has it when Tamakae was summoned to meet a high ranking chieftainess he was first washed in the Wai...

Changing the face of local governance

By Bill Deed, local historian With any town comes the need for management and planning. It has been no different for Waiuku although there are...

Living History

EXPERIENCE STEAM ON THE GVR A journey on the former Waiuku railway branch line on vintage steam hauled trains is a must to do. The...

The Kentish an NZ Icon

The father of Waiuku’s colonial history is a man who emigrated from Kent in England in the first half of the 19th century. His...