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Category: Point Chevalier (Page 1 of 3)

No Pot of Gold

Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path

Some time ago, the Northwestern Cycleway received a coat of many colours for a short stretch from Unitec (Point Chevalier) towards the west. Nice and cheerful, even without a pot of gold. And it’s there, rain or shine!…

Orange Sculpture

Orange Sculpture

Orange Sculpture

The construction of the Eric Armishaw Boardwalk in Point Chevalier involved a lot of protective fences which shifted to various positions as required. Now near completion of the project, there seems to be some surplus, draped into delightful shapes.…

Godwits

Godwits

Godwits

Near Eric Armishaw Reserve, Point Chevalier. It won’t be long before these birds will migrate back to their breeding grounds in Alaska (knots go to Siberia).

While the trip of the godwits from Alaska to NZ is done along the direct non-stop route over water, the return journey has less favorable winds and requires staging points in the Yellow Sea.…

Painted Boxes: Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Bird with Arms (Paul Walsh)

Utility box on Carrington Road, near Unitec. Inscription on the side panel reads: ‘Bird with arms’ by Paul Walsh. This artwork was sponsored by Julia Wehner.

On poking around on the internet I found that in 2013, Paul Walsh ran a crowd funding project through pledge me for 10 utility boxes with a goal of NZ$350 (that’s $35 per box – what a bargain!).…

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.…

God Defend …

God Defend New Zealand

God Defend New Zealand

This mural graces a house on Point Chevalier Road. It was created for and used in a 2011 TV documentary by David Ferrier on the history of the New Zealand National Anthem (“God Defend New Zealand” – which replaced “God Save the Queen” in 1972).…

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