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Huia, West Auckland

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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Ren did this beautiful Huia feather a few months ago.
We are taking enquires for when we reopen which will hopefully be soon.
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#freehand #freehandtattoo #huia #feather #feathertattoo #feathertattoos #forearm #forearmtattoo #maori #culture #moko #tamokosydney
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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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WHO WE ARe ? #huia tommorow we korero with paorasprints. in our #chur2thechur chats 8pm. an ex patched member who chose Te ao toi (the art world) we talk about his journey and who we are as maori artists in this world. #churness ...

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Work in progress #busy #painting #art #artistsoninstagram #nzartist #huia #emmahercus #thelearningconnexion ...

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a feather in your cap
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This one's a first for me - a feather from an extinct species. A Huia feather handmade from wenge and sycamore. The Huia lived on the North Island of New Zealand and the last confirmed sighting was in 1907. In Māori culture the Huia was considered sacred and only people of high status were allowed to wear Huia skins and feathers. The tribes that lived in the Huia's territory also traded the feathers with other tribes for shark's teeth, greenstone and other valuables. In 2010 a Huia feather was bought for $8400. Mine are much cheaper and won't be eaten by moths 😉
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I’ve forgotten to post the last couple days while I’ve been busy making my daughters costume for Friday, so here’s some mahi I’ve been doing as well ✌️ #toi #toimaori #maoriart #feather #adornedprint #reliefprint #kowhaiwhai #huia ...

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Seriously crushing on the sienna Huia at the moment. Honestly the most stunning earthy hue 🥰🥰👌🏽

#huia #earringsareagirlsbestfriend
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Pounamu Huia⁠

I've just finished up this commission, beautiful pounamu with inlaid NZ jasper wattle and darker pounamu eyes.⁠

Aaron⁠
A Carved Piece⁠
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“Your future is not ahead of you, it’s trapped inside of you” 💫


“You’re not actually confused about what to do.
You just need the courage to do what you know is right”



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

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This artwork popped up in my memories today from a year ago, I'd sort of forgotten about it! I'm thinking about doing prints of it, type YES! and your favourite emoji if you would like me to! 🌞🙏❤🦋🌈🐳🍄🌼
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#kerrythompson #nzmaori
#maoriart #maoricarving

#fossil #walrus #tusk #ivory
#huia #feather #pendant

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#mastercarver #nz #nzart #bonecarving #nzjewellery #nzmaori #aotearoa #newzealand #maori #taonga #nzkiwi #kiwi

#pounamu #greenstone #jade #motherofpearl #art
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My Kuini My Queen, my inspiration to be me. My beautiful Kuia KUITOHI or sometimes she is also known as Kuitohu.

To know your beautiful lineage is to know oneself. If you only know the environment in which you were born then walk that land and learn about yourself.

Look up ✨✨✨ Keep your head up. Know your special ! YOUR HERE that’s what matters. Your the Esscence of all your ancestors.

The choices you make, the chances you take.

Imagine 7 generations from TODAY.

#kuini #aroha #kuitohi #kuitohu #maori #pōrangahau #aotearoa #newzealand #hawkesbay #7generations #naidoc2021 #celebrate #firstnations #firstlight #lastlight #yugumbehcountry #ngatikahungunu #huia
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It’s a busy time in the studio. Grateful for the orders coming in and hoping to get more huia feathers out to stores in the next few weeks ☺️🖤🤍🖤🤍🖤.

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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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