Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Ranui

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

This cute steam engine (painted, I think, by Dan Mills) graces a utility box in Ranui (intersection Ranui Station Road and Marinich Drive South).…

Painted Boxes: Bookstack

Bookstack, Ranui

Bookstack, Ranui

This utility box is in Ranui, by the Community House and the former library (a new library has just been opened diagonally across the intersection – we shall visit this in the near future). The subject matter is obvious: loads and loads of books, be it “War and Peace” or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, the Bible or “Legends of Maui”, “The Bone People” or Lisa J.…

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge is a 200m span crossing the Paremuka Stream at the boundary of Western Heights and Ranui (Summerland Drive changing into Munroe Road). Green on green jigsaw pieces decorate the sides. (Opened November 25, 2005)

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge

NZ Cheese Man

NZ Cheese Man

NZ Cheese Man

On Fridays, 4:30-8:00 p.m. there is a twilight market at the Ranui Community Centre. The NZ Cheese man is there, with a range of cheeses, mostly sourced from the South Island. He can also be found at the Farmers’ Market in Oratia on Saturday mornings.…

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