Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 25, 2013


Filed under: Art,Point Chevalier — paul @ 7:02 am
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. Very beautiful photos and interesting post,Paul!Have a nice weekend.

    Comment by Steffi — October 25, 2013 @ 8:42 am

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

    Comment by Mickie Brown — October 25, 2013 @ 8:46 am

  3. A great SWF contribution!

    Comment by HansHB — October 25, 2013 @ 8:59 am

  4. Greatful Shot


    Comment by Heidrun — October 26, 2013 @ 4:41 am

  5. Thanks for the background story to accompany your lovely photos.

    Comment by Janice — October 26, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

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