A surveyor in HiViz at Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga.
June 2, 2016
April 6, 2016
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.
More murals at Oakland Daily Photos.
April 5, 2016
This stone building was opened in 1902 as the post office of the borough of Onehunga, serving in this role for 70 years. Nowadays it is a Columbus Coffee House. Great to sit under the trees out the back on a fine day!
Corner Princes Street and Onehnga Mall.
March 31, 2016
March 20, 2016
A tent and skeleton building had sprung up at Taumanu Reserve by the boat ramp last Friday: an Interactive Art Installation “Flagging Hope” from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March. The idea to express your hope(s) on a small flag which is then attached to the strings of the building – hopefully all aflutter by Sunday afternoon. Juanita had all the materials: felt pens, paints and brushes, linen flags, and even a bag of lollies for bribes…
February 19, 2016
The pied stilts at Taumanu Reserve have grown a lot in the month since they hatched (could be a couple of days more). Still not flying, but quite independent – under watchful eyes of the parents.
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016
The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.
“The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.
More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.
January 29, 2016
Taumanu Reserve is a recreational area of about 7 hectares of reclaimed land which has been constructed over the last three years or so. To be enjoyed by people, by the birdlife, and if unlucky, by rats and stoats and other unwanted creatures. To prevent the latter, there is a good number of traps spread over the grounds.
The other day when I was visiting the reserve, I found Jane busy at work, inspecting the traps, supplying fresh bait and performing general maintenance. She is a volunteer, Operations Director with the Wildlife Conservation Trust of New Zealand. And she is an ambassador for the place, responding to questions from the public, explaining her work, pointing out the roosting birds: oystercatchers, pied stilts, dotterels. On my visit, the traps were empty, which I assume to be a good sign, meaning that the rodents stay out. And the presence of pied stilt chicks would confirm this.
Thanks Jane, great work!
January 26, 2016
The newly reclaimed Onehunga foreshore – now named “Taumanu Reserve” – was opened last November. It is pleasing to see that after all the disturbance with heavy earthmoving machinery etc the birds appear to have adopted the place. Oystercatchers and pied stilts are roosting there regularly, and a number of NZ dotterels are in residence; ducks and herons too.
And the pied stilts have offspring.