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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Castle in our Backyard on sale now

The Friends of Maungawhau are promoting The Castle in our Backyard, a children's book about Maungakiekie written by Ngāti Whātua heritage adviser Malcolm Paterson.

Suitable for 8-12 year-olds, this engaging book tells the story of Tui and Jennifer as they travel back into history - meeting the Goddess of Fire, Maori tribes, Chinese gardeners, Sir John Logan Campbell, and the tourists of today.

The Castle in our Backyard is entertaining and imaginative. It's a great educational resource and would make an awesome gift. The messages about keeping history alive through storytelling and imagination are relevant to Maungawhau too.

Your purchase helps the Friends. The Castle in our Backyard is available in English or Te Reo versions for $20 inc GST. Pickup or delivery from central Auckland, or $5 extra for packaging and postage. Cash or direct credit accepted.

For further details and orders, please contact us at info(at)[dot]nz.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Your donation to FoM now qualifies for a tax credit!

The Friends of Maungawhau have been granted donee organisation status with the IRD.

This means that individuals and companies that give us cash donations of $5 or more can now claim a 33% tax credit.If you are interested in donating to our organisation please contact us info(at)[dot]nz.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Love Your Mountain Day Winners

It was a wet day, but the Maunga is used in all weather!

We ran some competitions on the day, here are the winners.

The draw for one year's subscription to the Weekend Gardener magazine was won by Claire Gapes.

The draw for "Volcanoes of Auckland" was cancelled because the weather was so wet that no one went on the discovery trail. Instead, a colouring-in competition was held, won by Ethan Fish who received "The Castle in our Backyard" by Malcolm Paterson. Kia ora Malcolm.