The logo of Onehunga is a ‘crooked house’, a free rendition of the former Post Office of the suburb (corner Onehunga Mall and Princes Street). Always cheerful with its yellow background.
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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.
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.
This blog contains numerous posts about Muriwai.
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.
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.
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). Maybe an upgrade is in order?
To be fair, Blockhouse Bay lays on a lavish welcome when you reach the roundabout and Blockhouse Bay Road, with nautically themed decorations aplenty.
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.
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. Welcome to Titirangi welcome sign Mark 3!
On my enquiry, Kate Millington explained that the previous sign did not weather well, and therefore had to be replaced. My thanks to Kate for supplying the information.
(edited as per Mels Barton’s comment below, thanks Mels)
For comparison, I append the previous versions which appeared on this blog earlier.
Mark 2, shown July 2, 2012:
Mark 1, shown January 6, 2010:
And the “faded version” (I am sure I drove past it quite a number of times, filling in the missing detail by memory…):
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.
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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.