Administrator | 22 September 2015
This year Auckland Heritage Festival will feature a newly established heritage trail in the seaside village of St Heliers.
The Maori name for St Heliers Bay is Te Whanganui-o-Toi which means Big Bay of Toi Toi.
The name St Heliers Bay was adopted in the 1880s when settler Major Walmsley was struck by the resemblance to a bay at his birthplace in Jersey and nameed it after the principal town, St Helier. Now, some 130 years later, local resident and town manager Wendy Casperson has identified 19 locations of historic significance and has linked these to create a heriatge walk that will be a feature of this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.
Each heritage icon has been marked with a panel displaying a photograph, brief description and a QR Code that when scanned delivers viewers to a specific mobile website.