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Te Komoki (Jackie Peak)

Te Komoki (Jackie Peak)

Te Komoki (Jackie Peak)

The cone of Te Komoki (map) rises to 148 metres above the settlement of Little Huia  and is also known as Jackie Peak. It forms the western headland of Huia Bay, opposite of Huia Point.…

Little Huia

Little Huia

Little Huia

This ageing boat house watches over the outgoing tide on a grey and misty morning. It is located at the end of Huia Road, where Whatipu Road leaves the coast to cross the ranges. The hill rising behind the building is Te Komoki (Jackie Peak).…

Painted Boxes: The Portage (Sean McCarthy, 2011)

The Portage - Looking towards the Waitemata Harbour

The Portage - Looking towards the Waitemata Harbour

Auckland lies on an isthmus formed by Manukau Harbour and Waitemata Harbour, the latter opening out to the Pacific Ocean, and the former to the Tasman Sea. One of the narrowest land passages between the two is roughly along what now is “Portage Road”, named after the fact that Maori used this stretch of land and the waters of Avondale Stream (Wai Tahurangi) to move their canoes from one side to the other.…

There is Australia!

Foster Bay and Entrance to Manukau Harbour

Foster Bay and Entrance to Manukau Harbour

No, I did not say you could see Australia. But if you go past Manukau Heads through the narrow gap, and keep going West, you will eventually reach Australia (or some unspeakable adventure).

Meanwhile, in the foreground we have Foster Bay, Huia, and the cone of Te Komoki (Jackie Peak), seen from Huia Road.…

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