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Painted Boxes: Welcome to Laingholm

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

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.

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Little Muddy Creek

Little Muddy Creek

Little Muddy Creek

The view from Huia Road, Titirangi, across the mangroves of Little Muddy Creek, with Laingholm Bay in the midground. Awhitu Peninsula in the background.…

Little Muddy Creek

Little Muddy Creek

Little Muddy Creek

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.…

A Sunny Morning

Bridge across Laing Stream

Bridge across Laing Stream

At the northern end of Laingholm Bay, Sandys Parade crosses Laing Stream. I shot the bridge for its reflection.…

Fresh Lippy

Letterbox at 452 Huia Road, by Iain Cathcart

Letterbox at 452 Huia Road, by Iain Cathcart

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.…

Give us a Kiss!

Letterbox in Huia Road, Laingholm

Letterbox in Huia Road, Laingholm

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.]…

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