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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

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

At the entrance to the village of Muriwai Beach you are greeted by a sign highlighting a major attraction: gannets and terns. At the bottom of the road, where Motutara and Waitea Roads meet, a tiled sign announces that this area is a wildlife refuge.…

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Not your typical roadside sign, this welcome faces the water near the northern end of Point Chevalier Beach.

There is an inscription “Maryanne Papa ’89” (in the letter “V”), but the sign looks much more recent.…

Location Signs: Avondale

Location Signs: Avondale

Location Signs: Avondale

This sign is on Great North Road where it enters Avondale. Here with an additional invitation to participate in the discussion of the Draft Whau Local Board Plan.…

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

There can’t be any doubt: this sign has been around for a long time. But strangely, I have not noticed it until a few weeks ago. The subdued design just does not stand a chance when you are concentrating on the busy road (Donovan Street).…

Location Signs: Green Bay

Location Signs: Green Bay

Location Signs: Green Bay

It has to be one of the most understated welcome signs – maybe a bit like Green Bay itself?

“Where the west begins” at the corner of Portage Road and Godley Road.…

Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Sometime in February I noticed that the welcome sign for Titirangi had “faded” – in fact faded away completely. Earlier this month, I found that a new sign had appeared, picking up on the original design, but in a crisper version.…

Location Signs: Western Heights

Western Heights

Western Heights

Western Heights is defined by its axis: Sturges Road. Now very much a residential area, it used to be covered in orchards and vineyards, as indicated on the welcome sign – and indeed, there still are some vineyards.

The City Daily Photo theme for the month of November is “Heights”.…

Location Signs: Opanuku

Henderson Valley, Opanuku

Henderson Valley, Opanuku

This sign is found opposite of Juanita Gardens as one leaves Henderson for the open road up the valley and towards Opanuku valley. Nice piece of timber, nice lettering.…

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