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Waitakere Brass Band

The Trombonist

The Trombonist

The home of the Waitakere Brass Band is next to the railway line at Olympic Park. A group of fine artists (Nate, Nirvana, Sore, Ezra, Jonny4H, Mandy — Kakano Youth Arts Collective) have covered it in murals, displaying themes of music and nature. Nice work!

Waitakere Brass

Waitakere Brass

Florals and the City

Florals and the City

The Fantail

The Fantail

Pukeko

Pukeko

Tui

Tui

Powerplay

Patterns

Patterns

Having fun with the curves and shadows of the New Lynn substation.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Frogparking

Frogparking

Frogparking

Frogparking is — according to their website — a complete solution – engage, enforce, enhance and enjoy your parking ecosystem! So if you found yourself guided to a free parking space, it might be thanks to their efforts. Likewise, if you find yourself fined after exceeding your parking time by the smallest of margins, that might well be their technology as well. Pictured is the wireless unit mounted on the ground which communicates comings and goings to a central brain.

This unit (and many more) was at the carpark at Lynnmall; some information about their plans for a VMS (vehicle management system) are on their website.

Strong

The Gorilla

The Gorilla

The Strong Factory is a gym in Portage Road, symbols of strength adorn the brick wall.

For more murals, visit Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.

The Lion

The Lion

Before the Dust Settled

Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

Autumnal

Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The former brickworks have disappeared, the land levelled, and roads lined up. Now the various services are brought to the future front doors. The development (“West Edge“) will comprise 1800 dwellings.

Rankin Avenue, New Lynn.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Football

The Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper

When I was walking by the Whau River on Saturday, a couple of local soccer teams were playing at Ken Maunder Park. A minimal number of spectators and a chilly breeze. I think it’s the Lynn-Avon AFC Reserves in Red.

Goal Kick

Goal Kick

Throw-In

Throw-In

The Referee

The Referee

Short Days

Morning Workout

Morning Workout

Tomorrow morning will be the solstice – days are short, but will be getting longer. This was the scene early today at the Portage Road playing fields.

Winter Approaching

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Well, according to NZ convention, winter started on June 1. And the temperatures have dropped on cue, as have many of the leaves of this Tulip tree at the New Lynn Community Centre.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

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