Ponsonby: rich, white, and snobbish. That is the exclusive Auckland suburb’s reputation, these days. You don’t have to look far to see people wearing designer clothing, sipping lattes, and planning their next European holiday. It is a very different suburb to the place where brothers Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua and Sofi Ulugia-Pua grew up in the…

  Tours of the Bishop’s Palace in St Mary’s Bay have proved popular at the Auckland Heritage Festival. The historic building at 30 New St was completed in 1894 and is the residence of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland. Ponsonby Business Association event organiser Everall Deans says they had to turn down more than…