On the 21st of August 1958, Auckland became the first city in New Zealand to employ the ‘Barnes Dance’ style of pedestrian crossings. This system, named for American traffic engineer Henry A. Barnes, stops all vehicle traffic so that pedestrians can cross busy intersections in any direction at the same time. The Barnes Dance crossing system has become a feature of pedestrian traffic on Queen St in Auckland and Lambton Quay in Wellington, as well as other busy inner city streets throughout t...
Oh the memories Loved to roller skate - even though my genetic problem with my ankle made it painful to skate - really loved the feel of the wood floor under my feet as we skated to the music at the local Skateland. Hated the smell of these used shoes - wonder how many people wore them over the years.
Corban Depot. In 1908 laws were passed banning the sale of alcohol in electorates that voted for prohibition – these became no-licence areas. Corbans winery was located just inside the boundary of a no-licence area (marked by the railway line). The family built a small depot across the railway track from their wine cellar in 1914 and sold wine legally from it.
Massey's first Post Office.“In Don Buck Rd…, a post office was located in leased premises from 26 July 1965 until 27 January 1989 when PostBank closed this postal/banking operation" Ivan Clulee, 'Post Office Buildings in the Auckland Province'. Built in 1930 this small building is now one of Massey’s oldest. Massey became a 'Rural Delivery' area of Henderson Post Office in 1942. The building was moved back 7 metres in 1996 when the road was widened. (Western Leader July 1996)