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About Huia:

Huia is a western coastal community in Waitakere District, Auckland, New Zealand and part of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. The population is roughly 580.

Huia was known locally as Te Huia as the region is believed to be named after the Māori chief, Te Huia, who lived in the bay and was quite taken to the region that he remained there. The English translation "The Huia" was used in the 1970s, but "Huia" has become more prevalent.

Most of Huia 's houses are located along Huia Road, which arcs around Huia Bay and heads west to Little Huia.

Huia has a single store / cafe (Huia Store) that celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2006. Huia is also being served by the Huia Volunteer Fire Brigade.

There are picnic tables, a grill, a small playground, a basketball half-court and a half pipe for skating on the shores of Huia Bay. It's similar to the Lower Huia Dam, the Upper Huia Dam and the Karamatura Falls.

The Upper Huia Dam was opened in 1929 and the Lower Huia Dam opened in 1971. Both reservoirs are part of Auckland's water system and are operated by Watercare Services.

The Auckland Council operates many accommodation facilities in the district, including the Kiwanis Huia Camp, the Huia Lodge (which includes the old school building), the Barr Cottage (located on the waterfront in LIttle Huia) and the camping area known as the Barn Paddock in the Karamatura Farm.

The Huia Settlers Museum is situated near the entrance of the Karamatura Park. The museum holds many remnants of the Kauri felling and milling and objects of the HMS Orpheus wreck.

The old school of Huia is past the museum. The school was opened in 1894 and closed in 1961 due to declining numbers. It's the Huia Lodge now. Green Bay High School is a nearby state secondary school.

There is an abundance of walking trails across the Huia region, and there are numerous camp sites in the Karamatura Valley. The highest point in the Waitākere range-Te Toi o Kawharu (474m)-Accessible through the Twin Peaks Track is part of this valley.

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Three huias, one of them albino. These birds, endemic in New Zealand are extinct. The last observations were in 1907. The birds on this illustration are drawn by Keulemans #bird #birds #extinct #extinctbirds #ornithology #huia #birdsofnewzealand #newzealand #endemic #keulemans #illustration #albino ...

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A little detail of my new major work. #garethbarlow #garethbarlowart #art #arty #arte #artist #artwork #painting #acrylic #sponge #pointalism #portrait #contemporaryart #canvas #maori #pakeha #maoriart #culture #celtic #maoriculture #newzealand #newzealandart #newzealandartist #nzartist #nzart #nzpride #studio #color #huia #waka ...

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Huia #otautahitattooqueenstown #freehandtattoo #tamoko #maoritattoo #huia #raukura #tohu #queenstown ...

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Nearly two years ago I anxiously resigned from my full-time job in fashion to persue art as a career. This artwork was really special as I sold this original Huia pair the night before I handed in my resignation letter... which I felt was a sign I was doing the right thing. It's been a big journey, lots of lessons and hard work but boy it's been amazing! I hope I can inspire some of you to follow your passion. Even if it's just outside of work hours to begin with (I used to draw on the train to work) it's totally worth the risk and leap of faith! Two years on, lots of drawing later and I am here with my very last limited edition print of this Huia artwork 🐦🐦 I hope I can find a special home for this one ❤️ ...

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Its been a while since I’ve posted anything.. the last few months have been pretty crazy for the Matenga whanau and so art hasn’t been my focus at all... but now that things are getting back to normal I can get back into it!😁... I wanted to try something different by doing some digital art... Here is my depiction of the Huia. A beautiful bird that was known for its black and white tail feathers which were worn by Māori. This is dedicated to my Aunty Huia Matenga who I was named after (middle name). ...

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Huia Feather design I drew up for my good friend and very talented artist dhouppermans ...

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Aroha Huia - limited edition ...

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Huia. Natural watercolours on hahnemuhle 300gsm paper. A4. Still exploring the paints I made, reds and oranges made from iron oxide, black from charcoal and grey from pounamu. I combine these pigments with natural ingredients to make watercolour paints, I’m still refining the process but loving the connection I feel to my art when I use natural materials. More exploration to come 🖤 #toi #toimaori #huia #watercolour #maoriart #art #painting #pounamu #natural #kowhaiwhai ...

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Ren did this beautiful Huia feather a few months ago.
We are taking enquires for when we reopen which will hopefully be soon.
Please email is [email protected]
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*edit - now sold sorry (a couple still remain in other galleries if anyone else is interested)

🌟 Last time opportunity 🌟 a few of my galleries have sadly closed down over the past few months and I've recently received some more of my prints back. One of those includes a Huia print which has been sold out on my website for months - I now have one A3 print now available again ❤️
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Work in progress #busy #painting #art #artistsoninstagram #nzartist #huia #emmahercus #thelearningconnexion ...

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Monochrome Monday.
People seem to really love discovering or visiting my studio and many of them are very surprised (and fascinated) that I handpaint everything with these old hands. Every brush stroke means no two pieces are exactly the same and every piece is made with a little bit of aroha.
I've had a lot of practice over the years and it can be quite a meditative process.
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Now here’s something I can get on ‘board’ with 🙌 This here huia is headed down to Nelson to take part in a fundraising ‘night with the stars’ (shane_cameron_nz w_cribb meganannsignal and antonsegner7 ) for victoryboxingnelson, an awesome organisation that uses boxing to empower young people and teach them life skills, as well as giving them a place to belong within the community. Here’s to using sport as a vessel for making better people 🧡 ...

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Andrews Female Huia 2019
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I only planned on doing two but thought I better do a third one 🤣✌️huia with patterns inspired by whakairo in acrylic on harakeke paper😊 #toi #toimaori #maoriart #huia #painting #harakeke #acrylic ...

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A small section of the special commission piece I’m working on at the moment 💚 I’m having so much fun! 🌱 I won’t be sharing much tho...until it’s completed and handed over to the client 🤫💕😉 #wip #huia #moabird ...

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"Toia Mai Te Waka" means "pull up, the canoe" and is part of an ancient canoe-hauling chant. Now it is most often chanted as a 'haka pōwhiri' to symbolically pull the 'canoe' of the visitors safely onto the marae.

This painting is a symbol of the arrival of humans to Aotearoa. Two huia birds, a now-extinct native species, are watching the unfamiliar vessel as they perch on a branch next to a native kaka beak flower.

I was inspired by the legend of Kupe, the great Polynesian navigator. Kupe is said to have journeyed from Hawaiiki, the mythical ancestral homeland of Māori, to become the first person to discover Aotearoa.

Matahorua was the name of Kupe's great ocean-going vessel and it is pictured in this painting with an intricately carved bow piece, resting upon the shores of Aotearoa after its immense journey.

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View at newzealandartwork.com (link in bio) and search "Toia mai te waka"

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With the summer sun on its way, I’m very grateful to be surrounded by the sea and I can not wait for some relaxation on the #beach
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This shot taken on our trip last summer to #Huia, with views from Whatipu Beach looking back onto Wonga Wonga Bay (one of the best named bay’s in NZ)
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