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Kennedy Park Tunnels


Kennedy Park WW II Military Installation Preservation Trust.

The gun emplacements and tunnels you now see at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park are the remnants of a 6-inch gun battery constructed during 1941 and 1942 as part of Auckland’s World War II defences.

Castor Bay was one of three installations whose purpose was to defend the northern approaches to the Rangitoto Channel; the others were at Whangaparaoa and Motutapu.

The tunnels are open for guided tours on the second Sunday of each month, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

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We would appreciate a gold coin donation, and this goes towards the on-going upkeep of this historic facility. Military Historian volunteers will guide you through the tunnels and explain the background to each feature. There are pictorial displays to support the information on the guns and you will learn about one of the finest examples of military defensive camouflage still extant today.

You can bring a torch; however the guides all have good torches to keep you safe! In wet weather, especially during winter, gum boots are advisable.

No dogs in the tunnels, please, although we will look after your pooch while you go through.

A moderate level of fitness is necessary because there are a few larger steps to negotiate.

The gun emplacements and tunnels you now see at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park are the remnants of a 6-inch gun battery constructed during 1941 and 1942 as part of Auckland’s World War II defences.


Special Openings

By arrangement, we will conduct private tours to suit special occasions – youngsters’ birthday functions, school outings or special interest groups.

Contact us to discuss options, but please try and give us at least a month’s notice so we can organise tour guides.

Chris Owen – Phone: 09 479 5290, Email: Chris.s.owen@gmail.com
John Pringle – Phone:  09 410 5700, Email: john@pringle.co.nz

Privacy Policy for Sunnynook Community Centre

At Sunnynook Community Centre, accessible from www.sunnynookcomcente.co.nz, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Sunnynook Community Centre and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Sunnynook Community Centre. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


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Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

Log Files

Sunnynook Community Centre follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator and the Online Privacy Policy Generator.

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Sunnynook Community Centre’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

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CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

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The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Sunnynook Community Centre does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


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