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  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Kawhia wharf

    Nice One!! Well caught : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2304 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

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    The neighbour's Satan-style goat. It actually has yellow eyes.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    On our last day there were about 20 children climbing and jumping. A couple of the smallest children had been completely covered in the local black mud head to toe by some of the older girls. Looked like really cute sculptures (although it might not sound like it). But no camera. A woman nearby had hers and was going to send her photo to the Herald.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2099 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Kawhia is a rather charming place. Even more so is Aotea Harbour, the next inlet north. It s a sand harbour which empties out at low tide, framed by giant, shimmering sandhills. There is a cluster of old style baches and no retail, except for a summer fish & chip caravan.

    Just had a couple of days in Bowentown and Whangamata, visiting cinemas in Whangamata and Thames (the former is for sale, if anyone is interested). The surf was terrific but internet service is crappy on the Coromandel. But we are connecting to fibre on Monday!!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2318 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

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    We drove around Aotea harbour on the windy and dusty gravel road to Raglan. Very pretty and little evidence of actual people. Lots of native bush though all around that area. Not that much retail in Kawhia either. One of our party had supermarket and cafe withdrawal and was pleased to find both in Raglan. Here is Raglan beach from above.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2099 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    giant, shimmering sandhills

    An old urupa for the ancestors of Ngati Te Wehi is in some of those sandhills, and human remains can occasionally be found there.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to ChrisW,

    Lovely shots of your sunset.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    A bit short on bandwidth, so will just link to some photos I took on the Routeburn.
    via Flickr

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 902 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Summer is.....

    Cold gazpacho (no picture included).....
    A pazzang of dahlias...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2304 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    After party.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    After party.

    That may in fact be the most orderly after-party picture I have ever seen.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18970 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That may in fact be the most orderly after-party picture I have ever seen.

    Dishes, bottles and glasses were covering every square inch inside, honestly ... nah, we're lightweights.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    Summer is.....

    Colonial brown walnut cake in the afternoon shade ...
    Under the walnut tree, on the fourth day in a row with the temperature in that lovely shade over 30 degrees, very pleasant in a breeze coming down the river.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 836 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    The Wellington Botanic gardens has its evening concert and light show on at the moment. There are large changing coloured globes hanging over the duckpond and many tall trees are spectacularly underlit. Particularly effective also for the pathway of magnolias with their old twisty boughs.
    Here is one tree (not a magnolia) on the main path.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2099 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Muriwai today. It was a washing machine.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Disco tree with numerous assorted disco balls which are all spinning and scattering light in the dark (this tree is very large and you need to walk into it through overhanging branches). Picture doesn't convey any of the effect. You really have to experience it.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2099 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Gannets.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Anemone, Muriwai rock pool.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Duck pond with floating white globes and reflections (the hanging globes were pink but only in the reflection can you see the colour). I need to practice a bit more night time photography.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2099 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Danielle,

    <q>It actually has yellow eyes.

    So do most goats - and slanty pupils. Love em!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    On Friday morning, Ruby and I went to Waikowhai Reserve, and then down on to the beach. Because it’s on the Manukau foreshore, it’s a bit manky, to be honest, but I’d never taken here there before, so I thought it was worth an explore. I practiced a couple of macro shots, and then wandered onto the beach, which, at lowish tide, was quite interesting. Not good walking at all, on one part of it. Very muddy, and not terribly sandy, and lava flow formations which were very slippery. On the other end of the beach, though, there was some interesting finds. Bricks in the sand. I have no idea why they are there, but apparently these two little bays were very popular in the early 20th Century, up until the 30’s or so. And then the Council turned the reserve into a landfill so they were inaccessible (bloody people). I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how they were popular beaches. Really. They are utterly devoid of any charm, and would have made for shit swimming, I would have thought. Even given degradation over the years, they aren’t at all sandy. So that’s a mystery that I have yet to solve.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    And yesterday morning, Ruby and I went to Kakamatua with a friend and her dog (and we’re going again tomorrow, can’t get enough of the place). There was an utterly fantastic huge tide that created a teeny weeny tsunami as it rushed up the stream. I couldn't capture the flow effectively, although you can see Ruby running through it in the second shot, so have attached videos. This first one is when we were walking down to the beach. You can see the stream with the tide surging up it. Bearing in mind that this is a Manukau beach (it's very close to the Manukau Heads) so the tides don't ever go all the way up the beach.

    And this is on the way back to the car. There was a huge inflow in just a matter of 30 or 40 minutes.

    There was also a big old trunk of a tree on the beach – I’d seen it before, of course and thought nothing of it. My friend pointed out to me, though, that someone has very cleverly resined objects into it. Magnetic letters and leaves, mainly.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Islander,

    So do most goats

    Oh, OK! With the white goats I've never really noticed, but these black goats give them a great, if slightly unnerving contrast.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Buckman,

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    Big King's Grumpy Cat feels the weight of the water tower pressing down on him. Situated Three Kings Reserve off-leash dog park, he is Auckland's most inspired graffiti.

    Since Jan 2012 • 91 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Danielle,

    "and only watched by the great goat's cairngorm eyes"

    -dunno who wrote that but I've remembered it for 50 years (and discovered it was true when I first arrived on the Wet Coast...)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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