Celebrating Success in our Vibrant City

Celebrating Success in our Vibrant City

Lately I’ve been thinking about education and about life in our city. For me, these two things are intrinsically related and are critical to the development of central Auckland. I’m particularly thinking about this as the latest Auckland University graduates celebrate this week and, at the same time, businesses, residents and the people of Auckland are debating the future of the inner city.

My children started school in central Paris, just a short walk from our apartment. After school we would spend time in one of the many local parks. We met with friends, new neighbours, chatted with dog walkers and others enjoying time in the parks.

Living in central Paris for many years I didn’t need a car. We accessed everything on foot, bicycle or by public transport, on rare occasions by taxi. Core to our experience of living in the centre of a big city was easy access to everything in our neighbourhood, including schooling.

Auckland’s educational institutions are important cornerstones of the city. They bring intellectual vibrancy, young people to reside in the city and significant economic benefit to city businesses. Close to these major educational institutions are some of our key cultural establishments such as the city library, museum and art gallery; a great synergy.

However, Auckland is missing other educational institutions in the central city. With a growing residential population, central Auckland needs primary, intermediate and high schools. The city requires more parks and other facilities related to the needs of children and their families, thus supporting all age groups to live well in the city.  Imagine the impact on safety in our city, the economic vitality, the cultural diversity and the sustainability of Auckland central with an intergenerational community living in the city precinct.

Bring in families to live in the city centre, support their needs and watch Auckland central flourish. A low impact, environmentally friendly way to live well in a vibrant Auckland. We are so lucky to live in a beautiful city, its heart nestled on a wonderful harbour, a perfect place for families to flourish and build connected and successful inner city communities.

This week we celebrate graduates from the University of Auckland. We know many of them, as customers, as our staff members and as friends. Congratulations to you all!!

Capture your success…

…with the Scarecrow Graduate Bouquet. Match your graduation colours with a bespoke Scarecrow Graduate Bouquet and capture your success on Graduation Day. Order online or call our florist on 09 377 1333 ext 4 to arrange the perfect celebration flowers for your big day. Congratulations Graduates!



Celebration Hampers…

The team has devised a brand new offering to join Scarecrow’s Gift Hamper range. The Celebration Hamper includes a bottle of bubbles & a pair of quality Spiegelau Crystal Glasses as well as other treats to celebrate success. It is available in 2 sizes with the option to add a beautiful bouquet.  So treat yourself or your friends and order online now!


Call in after Graduation… 

… and celebrate with loved ones over a glass of NZ bubbles from our wine list & a delicious meal from our brand new winter menu. Scarecrow is 5 minutes walk from Auckland University & perfectly positioned for a cosy catch up & celebratory meal. We’re pretty chuffed with Chef’s latest iteration of Duck Leg Confit, served with Potato Dauphinois & Sauteed Spinach. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options too. Call 09 377 1333 to book in advance. We fill up fast around graduation time!

Listen to 95bFM & win with Scarecrow!

Tune in to 95bFM from today for an incredible Celebration Giveaway  from Scarecrow. Listen to Rachel on the Breakfast Show between 7 and 10 every morning this week for a chance to win a Scarecrow Graduate Bouquet AND a Celebration Hamper, valued at $189 & drawn live this Friday. Scarecrow is a long-standing supporter of The Kate Edger Charitable Trust for Women in Education, and we’re excited to again help mark this momentous occasion on the Auckland University calendar.


Scarecrow was thrilled to work together with Academic Dress Hire supporting the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust to gift lucky graduate one of our stunning graduation bouquets. Sunita was so delighted with the flowers! Be sure to call Scarecrow on 09 377 1333 ext 4 for your Graduation Bouquet! Or order online, we deliver!


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