Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata Touches Auckland
‘We owe it to our descendants to acknowledge our past and face the future of our Sea Edge with respect and consideration of what we could lose …’ — Sir Bob Harvey, from the Introduction
‘Sea Edge traces the Auckland settlement around the shores of the Waitematā; it is full of stories, lives and history, and is a fitting tribute to those that from early days were conscious of this resource and the importance of keeping it for generations yet unborn.’ — Sir Stephen Tindall, from the Preface
‘This book takes you on Auckland’s journey of growth and discovery that started at our foreshore. It honours those who came, lived and worked on the sea edge and I hope you enjoy it as I have.’ —Mayor Phil Goff, from his Foreword
Sir Bob Harvey was born and brought up close to Auckland’s waterfront, and has made the city and the sea a big part of his life. He served as Mayor of Waitakere City from 1992 to 2010 and later as Chair of Waterfront Auckland. Bob is the author of numerous books including the bestselling Untamed Coast. He was knighted in 2013 for services to local body affairs and the community.