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Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Art Deco style public toilet building, built in 1928 (at 448 New North Road). All neatly refurbished, with a reminder of the past in the form of the old Mount Albert Borough Council logo – the borough became part of Auckland City in 1989.…

Kingsland Thursday Night Lights

Kingsland Old Post Office

Kingsland Old Post Office

For the duration of the Rugby World Cup, projections onto the Old Post Office tell stories of Kingsland and of Kingslanders, as well as painting the building. Thursday nights, an hour after sundown (about 8:30) to 11:30.…

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland is right next to Eden Park, the temple of Rugby. The dairy here has flags aplenty — and comfortable chairs for the locals to have a yarn as they meet at the shop.…

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga

This pou guards Entry D of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tūmatauenga, Māori God of war, stands above wielding a taiaha – a traditional combat staff employed in times of conflict. As a dedication to this deity of contest, any arena where battle ensues is bestowed the name Te Marae Ātea a Tūmatauenga – the battle domain of Tūmatauenga.

Tāwhirimātea

Tāwhirimātea

Tāwhirimātea

This pou stands at Entry A of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tāwhirimātea, Maori God of wind and weather signifies the natural elements and their collective influence on the nature of sporting contests. Tāwhirimātea holds the Tewhatewha, a weapon used by the commanding leader to direct warriors into battle formations.

Tānemāhuta

Tānemāhuta

Tānemāhuta

This pou depicting Tānemāhuta is at Eden Park, Entry H. It is the only pou I am aware of that is coloured black. From the interpretive plaque:

Tānemāhuta, Maori god of the forests, bears the pou whenua – a tool traditionally used to mark tribal boundaries and engaged with equal distinction as a weapon should those boundaries be contested.

Rongomātāne

Rongomātāne

Rongomātāne

The Rugby World Cup 2011 will take place in this country from September 9 to October 23, watch the clock counting down to kick-off on the official website. The country is preparing to show itself in the best light, and refurbished stadiums are part of that effort.…

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