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Month: September 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Kowhai in Flower

Kowhai Tree in Flower

Kowhai Tree in Flower

Kowhai (sophora sp.) is a NZ native tree which comes out with an abundance of bright yellow flowers in spring – much to the delight of us all, including nectar eating birds such as tui.

Atkinson Road, Titirangi.…

Swallows

Kingfisher, Cornwallis Wharf

Kingfisher, Cornwallis Wharf

Hmmm, a kingfisher, really — but swallow he does!

And now for a swallow: welcome!

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow

Manawa Wetlands

Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

The Manawa Wetlands in Margan Avenue, New Lynn, is a “constructed wetlands”. It captures the stormwater runoff, and through natural filtration holds back some of the contaminants, allowing cleaner water to flow off into the Rewarewa and Manawa streams and from there into the sea.…

Frameless

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Fitting the Glass Canopy

The guys from Metro Glass installed (most of) the glass canopy above the entrance to the new extension of Lopdell House Gallery (to be known as Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery). A delicate job of heavy lifting, done expertly and without a hitch (at least while I was supervising).…

Peace Day

International Peace Day, Titirangi

International Peace Day, Titirangi

September 21 is International Day of Peace, declared in 1981 by the UN General Assembly. This year’s theme is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. (The proclamation and celebration is the easy part).

Titirangi celebrates with a display of “Peace Poppies” in the colours of the rainbow.…

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