The Onehunga Carnegie Free Library has been given a makeover, with flash new gastro pub Good Home opening its doors on the historic premises. The pub serves a wide range of tastes with offerings from steaks and burgers to miso glazed hapuka with edamame salsa and avocado puree. Beverages include premium craft beers and wines.

After opening in 1912, the Library lay derelict for nearly 20 years until it was restored in the 1980s, and has since housed a number of restaurants and cafés. Owner Tony Woodcock has stayed true to the heritage of the building, retaining a number of the original architectural features as well as a large portrait of the Library’s founder, Andrew Carnegie, hanging over the bar. However, a modern wooden atrium serves as a counterpoint to the historical vibe.