Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Agriculture

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Low to the ground, the leaves of broadleaf plantain (Plantago major).

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The Sky above Sylvia Park

Looking up

Looking up

I had to visit this Temple of Consumption that is Sylvia Park. Looking up from the concourse in front of Whitcoulls and Dick Smith, I saw wispy clouds surrounded by the architectural embellishments of the place.

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Onions

Bagged Onions near Waiuku

Bagged Onions near Waiuku

On our recent trip to Manukau Heads, we came across large fields of onions in various states of the harvest. This field is on the Awhitu Road just out of Waiuku.

The region around Pukekohe is famous for the produce grown here, and onions form a significant part of the production. Much of the harvest is for export, Europe and Japan being the main markets. The Pukekohe Longkeeper variety was developed here by John Turbot in the 1920s. It is a fairly hard and pungent kind of onion with excellent storage characteristics, now the mainstay of local crops.

Onion Harvest (Waiuku)

Onion Harvest (Waiuku)

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