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In Your Face

Blue

Blue

You can’t overlook it in its blue glory: going south along Richardson Road, the intersection with Stoddard Road is dominated by this shade of blue, and then you realise, it is the “Dental Square” (SDS for Stoddard Dental Square). Make a statement!…

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing) is the name of this new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. It connects Kukuwai Park and Alan Wood Reserve and will be opened soon. It spans State Highway 20 and the Oakley Creek.…

The Orange Band

Hendon Footbridge

Hendon Footbridge

The arch of the Hendon footbridge has graced this blog before. But now the bridge is hung, and orange netting shows nicely how the bridge crosses under the single arch.

The bridge was constructed in the context of the extension of State Highway 20.…

Numbered

Leftovers

Leftovers

Last time I showed a picture of State Highway 20 near Maioro Street, we had some large numbers (concrete panels for the lining of the tunnel). The tunnel is finished and the tunnel boring machine has been packed up to be shipped back to its maker (Herrenknecht).…

19,468 … 19,469 … …

19,468 ... 19,469 ... ...

19,468 … 19,469 … …

These are precast segments of the lining of the tunnel of State Highway 20, currently under construction. Each is 2 metres wide, weighs about 10 ton and 10 of them form a ring supporting the 14 metres wide tunnel.…

The King!

930 Dominion Road

930 Dominion Road

A bit worse for wear, admittedly, but unmistakable. Here he stands with the back against the wall — but on occasions he ventures out on the footpath. Dominion Road at its best.…

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba are an Auckland group playing and dancing African Rhythms. Energy and joy, here at the International Cultural Festival in Mount Roskill. Sample them online!

Another day — another festival. So it seems. Apart from the Titirangi Festival and Titirangi Market, there was a big International Cultural Festival at Mount Roskill War Memorial Park.…

Traffic Marshall

Traffic Marshall

Traffic Marshall

Sentry box complete with letterbox. Controlling the construction site traffic at State Highway 20. Overnight, as I was sound asleep, the first oversize pieces of the big TBM (“Tunnel Boring Machine”) named “Alice” should have made their way to this spot, with more to follow over the next week.…

Mount Roskill Bridge

Mount Roskill Bridge

Mount Roskill Bridge

This bridge, with long access ramps for pedestrians and cyclists connects Mount Roskill Grammar School and Keith Hay Park, crossing Somerset Road and State Highway 20.

Mount Roskill Bridge

Mount Roskill Bridge

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