A welcome to Laingholm has sprung up at the intersection of Huia and Victory Roads, Laingholm. The main panel showing a view of Laingholm Beach, with birdlife and typical bush vegetation.
February 17, 2016
December 19, 2014
The view from Huia Road, Titirangi, across the mangroves of Little Muddy Creek, with Laingholm Bay in the midground. Awhitu Peninsula in the background.
April 13, 2014
The mangrove forest of Little Muddy Creek at low tide, with Laingholm in the hills, and Manukau Heads in the distance, left. Seen from South Titirangi Road.
December 27, 2013
June 6, 2013
At the northern end of Laingholm Bay, Sandys Parade crosses Laing Stream. I shot the bridge for its reflection.
March 18, 2013
In the swimming pool at our friends’ B&B, the Scandinavian Light.
March 7, 2013
Solitary pursuit of martial arts at Laingholm Bay.
May 1, 2011
The CityDailyPhoto theme for the month of May is “Mailbox”. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
The one above is by far the most charming letterbox I know, and I am happy to show a repeat of the image of January 26. This quirky letterbox at 452 Huia Road, Laingholm, inspired the good people at Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens in Kaukapakapa, to run a design competition for weird and wonderful letterboxes. Long after I had first noticed (and photographed) this ferrocement letterbox, it turned out that Iain Cathcart had designed and built it, and that his mother lives near us. Small world, as they say.
Not to be accused of downright lazyness for recycling an old image, I add another mailbox which I found in Wood Bay, Titirangi.
January 26, 2011
We have shown this letterbox last July, but its makeup was a bit worse for wear at the time. Over the Christmas period new lipstick was applied, and Wow!
I found out that the maker of the letterbox (at 452 Huia Road) is Iain Cathcart, whose mother Ida lives not far from us and who we meet from time to time. Moreover, this box was the inspiration for David and Geraldine Bayly, from the Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens in Kaukapakapa, to run a design competition for weird and wonderful letterboxes – which was also won by Iain. See more at the designdaily.
July 20, 2010
This ferro-cement letterbox is in Huia Road, Laingholm.
[Edit, November 20, 2010: I now know that it is the work of Iain Cathcart from Mangonui. He has just won first prize in a competition for quirkiest letterboxes, which was inspired by exactly this letterbox: see designdaily.]