Dilworth Building – Queen Street, Auckland.

The Dilworth Building is a heritage mixed-use (residential apartments and shops on the ground floor) building at the corner of Customs Street and Queen Street in the Auckland CBD, New Zealand. The building by William Gummer & Reginald Ford was constructed between 1925 and 1927 and is listed as a “Historic Place – Category I”… Continue reading Dilworth Building – Queen Street, Auckland.

Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Famous Flora’s, one of Auckland’s most colourful and dynamic brothels, had occupied a building on Pitt Street for over 30 years when it closed in 2008. Established by Ron King, it was later taken over by his daughter, Lyn Kingsnorth, and her brother Roy. Kingsnorth remembers dropping in to visit her father at his place… Continue reading Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Explore the McCaw Homestead

On 20th February 2021, Haunted Auckland had the opportunity to explore the McCaw Homestead in Matamata. An interesting location with a rich and varied history. Investigation team members for this session: Mark, Sam, Aimee and joining us, guest investigator Clint Lawson. For a full history of the McCaw Homestead and details on our investigations, check… Continue reading Explore the McCaw Homestead

Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

Im often asked about the beginnings of Haunted Auckland and how we got together. The team’s roots go way back, creating some very deep and solid foundations. Around 1985, I teamed up with a couple of adventurous mates and, armed with a torch, camera and tape recorder, set out to document and hunt ghosts. In… Continue reading Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

Explore the Princes Gate Hotel

On February 27th 2021, Mark, Sam, Aimee, Barbara and Natasha, piled themselves and a heap of equipment into two cars and made their way to beautiful Rotorua to spend a fun day & night taking in the sights, eating Mexican food, visiting the thermal areas and investigating the allegedly haunted Princes Gate Hotel. When it… Continue reading Explore the Princes Gate Hotel

EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Here’s a helpful tip from us to you. If you’re trying to elicit a response from an alleged spirit resident, we suggest you follow these three simple rules. Keep it simple – Too many teams and investigators will rattle off a barrage of commands, questions and requests, and after a ten second wait will wonder… Continue reading EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Gef The Talking Mongoose Grafitti Art by Bruce Mahalski – Dunedin

  Recently, whilst travelling down South I went on a bit of a mission to try and find a little known about, secretly hidden and covertly painted piece of graffiti art in Dunedin. It is a painting by prolific local artist Bruce Mahalski. The painting depicts a mysterious character that existed back in the 1930s,… Continue reading Gef The Talking Mongoose Grafitti Art by Bruce Mahalski – Dunedin

Lakehouse Art Centre session capture: Patty, is that you singing?

For the last 2 years, the majestic Lakehouse Art Centre in Takapuna have generously offered the team unlimited access to carry out our paranormal research. We appreciate this immensely and Thank them sincerely for their trust in us. For a few sessions now, we have had some interesting apparent interactions using a few trigger objects.… Continue reading Lakehouse Art Centre session capture: Patty, is that you singing?

A doll with a message

Interesting recent discovery! About 25 or so years ago (around 1995 I think) a woman came into the music store I was running at the time, situated in central Auckland’s cool and buzzing Karangahape Road. She had heard through word of mouth by mutual friends or musical acquaintances, that I was interested in the paranormal… Continue reading A doll with a message

Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

A great investigation session last night. We headed out South again to carry on with further research of the Mercer Jailhouse, cemetery and Morgue building. This is visit 3 in our on-going study into this fascinating and very historic region of South Auckland. We are gradually unearthing many intriguing ”hidden” secrets surrounding this quiet and… Continue reading Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

Lakehouse Art Centre return visit

Another return visit to one of our fav’ local haunts, the LakeHouse Art Centre. Always a pleasure to get back there to try out new experiments, ideas, trigger objects and gadgets and to see if we can recapture activity that occurred during previous research sessions. Here’s a few fun photos we snapped off during the… Continue reading Lakehouse Art Centre return visit

Shout-Out to the hardworking Paranormalists!

Hi to all. Just wanted to jump on with a Shout- out, to commend and applaud all those paranormal teams, worldwide, that are doing the hard yards and really doing the research. Conducting focused and indepth study using practical science, and common sense based methods and thinking to really pull out the real-world facts, and… Continue reading Shout-Out to the hardworking Paranormalists!

Investigation: Cardrona Hotel – South Island. {Interview with the Hotel Manager}

In April 2021, Haunted Auckland Researcher Mark Wallbank headed down to the lower South Island to spend a night investigating the Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic hotels. Situated on the spectacular Crown Range Road, between Queenstown and Wanaka. The Cardrona Hotel is also allegedly the home of a few spectral… Continue reading Investigation: Cardrona Hotel – South Island. {Interview with the Hotel Manager}

Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin – Investigation

Earlier this month, Haunted Auckland were invited to investigate the ongoing activity at the 1904 built Chalet Backpackers hostel, a former Hospital, in the very historic South Island city of Dunedin. I jumped on a plane and headed down to document, or experience first-hand (hopefully both!) the claims. As there were a few people staying… Continue reading Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin – Investigation

Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

On our way to St Bathans to investigate the notoriously haunted Vulcan Hotel, we stopped in at the Muddy Creek Cafe in Omakau, for a fish and chip break about midday. Waiting for our order of blue cod and chips (some of the best blue cod I have ever tasted, by the way), I walked… Continue reading Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

Firth Tower Museum: Barn / Cinema building – Matamata

Feb 20th 2021, Haunted Auckland’s Mark, Aimee, Sam and Guest Investigator Clint Lawson spent a night investigating various buildings within the stunning grounds of the Firth Tower Museum in Matamata. One of the buildings documented that session was the old Barn, complete with its own little movie theatre. Here you will find exhibits of the… Continue reading Firth Tower Museum: Barn / Cinema building – Matamata

McCaw Homestead – Matamata

From the www.heritage.org.nz website: The former McCaw Homestead stands on the site of an earlier dwelling, which formed the centrepiece of the Matamata Estate. The estate was established by Josiah Clifton Firth (1826-1897) in 1865 when he leased large areas of land from its Ngati Haua owners, through his friendly relationship with one of their… Continue reading McCaw Homestead – Matamata

Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

I get given items often these days. Maybe a little too often. Items that have been either gifted, inherited from a deceased family member, or purchased from an antique store, weekend junk market or garage sale. The owners are always certain that the item is haunted or has some sort of attachment. Soon after receiving… Continue reading Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

The Prince’s Gate Hotel – Rotorua

On Feb 27th 2021, Mark, Sam, Aimee, Barbara and Natasha, piled themselves and a heap of equipment into two cars and made their way to beautiful Rotorua to spend a fun day & night taking in the sights, eating Mexican food, visiting the thermal areas and investigating the allegedly haunted Princes Gate Hotel. From their… Continue reading The Prince’s Gate Hotel – Rotorua

The Lakehouse Art Centre

We have been enjoying our ongoing investigation of the Lake House Arts Centre, in Takapuna. A stunning piece of historic real estate, built in the 1890’s as a family home and in 1997, relocated in seven pieces from its original place on Hurstmere road, at the Northern end of Takapuna Beach. A fascinating place with… Continue reading The Lakehouse Art Centre