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Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

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This arch, carved by Tim Codyre (2009) is found in Coyle Park, Point Chevalier. It tells the legend of Meola Reef, Te Toka Roa. Auckland City with Sky Tower in the background, the mangroves of Meola Reef in mid ground.

The inscription reads:

Patupaiarehe, fairy people, lived in the darkness of Waitakere bush. One night, on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, two opposing groups were doing battle. The weaker ones tried to escape by building a stone causeway.

They laboured on unaware of the rising sun. The tree limbs sticking out of the lava flow of the reef, Te Toka Roa, are said to be the bones of the Patupaiarehe fairy people, petrified by the sun.

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)


  1. Steffi

    Very beautiful photos and interesting post,Paul!Have a nice weekend.

  2. Mickie Brown

    Beautiful arch–and the sky is so perfect and BLUE. Lovely. Mickie 🙂

  3. HansHB

    A great SWF contribution!

  4. Heidrun

    Greatful Shot


  5. Janice

    Thanks for the background story to accompany your lovely photos.

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