11 Dec 2011

Spectrum for 11 December 2011

From Spectrum, 12:10 pm on 11 December 2011

The commanding landmark of Rangitoto, the largest and youngest of the islands in Auckland's volcanic field, has long attracted day-trippers keen to make the short, sharp hike to its summit. But for a small handful of families, time on the island stands almost still. These are the descendants of a once thriving bach community during the 1920s and 30s. Spectrum's Lisa Thompson meets those ensuring the island's slice of Kiwiana lives on.