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By Bonny, Marc; Edited by Harvey, Bruce; Harvey, Trixie
Titirangi, probably Aucklands most beautiful suburb and on the edge of the dramatic Waitakere Ranges, is truly the fringe of heaven. This richly illustrated book, compiled over many years by the West Auckland Historical Society, tracks the areas evolution from successive Maori se...ttlements, the first European arrivals, forest clearings and the beginnings of Titirangi village through to the post-war era when artists and writers began gravitating to the community as its regenerating forest reached for the sky. Titirangi: Fringe of Heaven collects specialist accounts of Maori history, prominent settlers, architecture, the arts and the environment with personal recollections of Titirangi life. A must for anyone with a connection to this beautiful area or with an interest in the arts and environment.Read more
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By Harvey, Trixie; Harvey, Bruce
First decade: 1973-83: the monstrous tip and its aftermath -- Second decade: 1983-93: the sea-change in public attitudes -- Third decade: 1993-2003: battling on in difficult times -- Fourth decade: 2003-2013: some dreams realised -- Future -- Appendies. Society's patrons -- Socie...ty's presidents -- Members of the executive committee, 1973-2012 -- Presidents of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society, 1973-2012.
Summary Saving the Ranges is the history of the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society Inc since it's beginning 40 years ago. The Society has been an environmental nursery for many and has been associated with an inspirational group of empowered people. It began with a small and passionate group of activits who campaigned against a proposed rubbish tip in the Te Henga Valley, Waitakeres, and documents the trials and tribulations of saving the Ranges from developers and culminating in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Act of 2008. However, the fight to save the Ranges still goes on with the increase in tourism, Kauri Die Back and opossum and other pests and diseases taking their toll.Read more
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