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Top public service recommendations from locals

History Museum
“Go back in time to how Howick used to be. Live days held on the first Sunday of each month (usually) Located in Lloyd Elsmore Park. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“In St Heliers you'll find all your essentials such as, chemists, dry cleaners, cafes, fish & chips, convenience stores, doctors, dentists, and beauty and nail salons. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Library
“Provides free internet, so if you need to do some work while outside, it is one of the option! Otherwise, relax and read a good book there, there are plenty of good cafes around the library to enjoy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“Auckland's biggest library and information hub. Includes cafe and the Academy cinema (underground) which has a range of festival and art house movies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“Not only the pool, but a gym and leisure centre, and across the road it the skateboard park, and an awesome children's playground. Then there is the beach. Idyllic...”
  • 9 locals recommend
School
“Great surf beach, marine reserve, walking trails and an open bird sanctuary. Lovely spot for a picnic lunch. Takes around 1/2 hour to drive from the bach.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Great local cafe with a lovely ivy covered green space. Fresh juices & coffee & a blackboard menu”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“The Devonport Library is located in a modern new building and is a great place to hang out on a rainy day with the kids!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“The librarian is really nice and books always arrive early. There is only one thing they could improve on if they can offer launch and send to homes after ordering. We all like to go there to read.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Peaceful library with good resources and adequate parking space and parking time allowance is 2 hours. Nice location, directly next to countdown in case of the need to snack. Very nice & neat library.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. The service there is very good and you can almost buy any medicines and get advice there. Very helpful shop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Many Asian restaurants, bars and coffee shops. It’s easy to find your favorite food”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurants nearby (7 minutes drive) near the corner of Dominion Road and Balmoral Road. I would park the car in Wiremu Street but be mindful the area can be busy for parking. There are plenty of places to select from including Barilla Dumplings, Cinta Malaysian, Golden BBQ Noodle House, Jolin Shanghai, Shaolin Kung Fu Noodle, Spicy House, Cafe Manchuria.”
  • 6 locals recommend
College Library
“Beaut community centre; free computers and wifi; great local guide leaflets, terrific views across harbour”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“The local library is just around the corner - makes a few hours pass by if you're entertaining children when it's not so great weather. There is a little park just opposite with swings and also Mary's cafe is opposite too ( great coffee/ food).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pool
“A great lap pool for exercise if you're into swimming, but also a fabulous outdoor pool which is open in the summer months if you're kids are keen on a dip!”
  • 6 locals recommend