A wonderful new information panel has been installed at Larking's Landing telling the story behind the playboat and Frank Larking's numerous contributions to Beach Haven.
Also installed are the carved panels from the seats that Frank had built at Larking's Landing and the Hilders Park lookout. Unfortunately the seats had deteriorated and needed to be replaced, but the carved panels were saved and refurbished, and can be found next to the boat.
Thankyou to the Birkenhead Heritage Society, Beach Haven Placemaking Group, Beach Haven Birkdale Residents Association, Save Frank Larkings boat and all of the individuals who contributed their knowledge to the wording of the information sign. And thankyou to Ruth Jackson for storing the seat panels for 18 months before they were able to return to their home.
Funded by the Kaipatiki Local Board.
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.
ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!
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