|Ref: T8003, Concept plan of redeveloped Hurstmere Green, North Auckland Research Centre|
|Ref: Takapuna Primary School haka , 8 December 2012, Photographer: C. Webb, North Auckland Research Centre|
|Rf: T6573, Chestnut tree, Castanea sativa, early 1990s, Photographer: Dennis Hamblin, North Auckland Research Centre|
|Ref: 1959 aerial of Hurstmere Green (centre), GIS Viewer, Auckland Council|
|Ref: T7434, Southwest view of green (including the chestnut tree on far right) during construction of the ASB, 1988, North Auckland Research Centre|
But hey! The new vista from the broad pathway alongside the tree leads the eye (if not the nose) to Takapuna beach beyond, and the familiar view of Rangitoto’s crown, poking above the red and green heads of the pohutukawas on the beachfront reserve – happy bathing!
|Ref: T0213, postcard of Takapun Wharf, c.1901, Attributed to William Price, North Auckland Research Centre|
Author: Kate Reid, North Auckland Research Centre