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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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예쁜 가시나 선미의 패션은 많은 여성들에게 워너비가 되고 있죠!
특히, 최근 인스타그램 속 그녀의 근황 중에서 우아미가 한가득 담긴 패션이 눈길을 사로잡는데요~
이때 보여준 선미의 패션 속에서 가장 눈에 띄는 아이템은 바로 뚜아후아의 후이아 귀걸이!
블링블링하면서도 고급스러운 느낌을 한번에 보여주는 후이아 귀걸이로 올 여름 귀걸이를 시작해보는 것은 어떨까요?

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Beautiful display of our earrings currently availiable in store at fullcircleecostore 😍
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Huia skulls for our lass d.ridz cheers luv!
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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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Gatherings of Past finished and soon to be off to Life Pod Art Sale raising funds for the Sir Avery Lifepod Infant Incubator @ Mossgreen- Webbs Gallery
Opening Oct 11th

#huia #painting #kathrynfurnissartist
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‘Wattle Birds in the Magnolia,’ A1 print example.
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#wattlebird #wattlebirds #kōkako #huia #huiabird #saddlebackbird #newzealandbirds #birdart #birdartwork #reneethyne #newzealandartist #printsforsale
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I injected a bit of colour into my extinct birds...

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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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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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Day on the laptop creating a mate for my Huia Female soon to be wall sculptures
#huia #kathrynfurnissartist #nzart #metalwallsculpture #birdsculpture #extinct #interiordecorating
#vectorart #inkscape
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Monday morning paddle 🍫🌊 ...

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The end of an era - we have finally used up the box of rescued product tags (thank you creative_junk_chch ) and have now had some cards printed on 100% recycled card.
#sadtosaygoodbye #endofanera #reclaimedtorecycled #recycled #huia #remixplastic #preciousplasticnz
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The last confirmed living Huia was seen in 1907.

Unfortunately, they were incredibly popular to collect to make mounted specimens, like this one tucked away in the Museum storage. Their feathers were also highly sought after for hat decoration not only by the Europeans, but the feathers played a culturally important role to the indigenous Māori.

The feathers were worn on the heads of only the most important people. But they served another role to the Māori: currency. In a culture without money the Huia’s feathers (and those of other prized birds) were traded for goods or given as tokens of respect and friendship.

The bird was so prized by European collectors because it is believed to have the most pronounced sexual dimorphism in bill shape of any bird. The females have long hooked bills where the males have shorter pointed bills.

This bird was rare on the North Island of New Zealand before the arrival of (and rampant over hunting by) Europeans.
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We like your style || HUIA x KATE SYLVESTER limited edition huia_vineyards sparkling rosé. ...

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Wow. Just wow. Thanks everyone for the support and interest in our Huia Feathers. We have put together some info about what they are made from and how we make them. We will be making a few hundred of these over the next week so keep an eye out for behind the scenes!!
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Just went for my first dive at Destruction Gully in the Manukau harbour. Growing up in Huia that place has always fascinated me. Conditions (you guessed it) very poor, abut 2m vis and huge swell but mattlind_ managed to grab a cray. Living up to the name, we found the hull of a boat on the bottom. Very happy not to bump in to any great whites, or vice versa.
#destructiongulley #huia #whatipu #manukauharbour #spearfishing #theonlythingicaughtwasacold #spearo #justhappytobeinthewater #splashspearfishing #underwaterisourworld spearfishing_reviews
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When you’re that happy to be on the west coast of New Zealand 🇳🇿 🥝 —————-
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"Aroha mai, aroha atu" is a Maori proverb meaning "love received, love returned." To me this painting depicts the balance of yin and Yang in the universe.

#huia #maoriart #aotearoa
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During the timber milling era formal dances were held in these caves. Ooh if the cave walls could talk 🤔#hikingworldwide #blacksandbeach #choosemountains #hikingnz #hikenz #whatipu #whatipucaves #whatipubeach #explorenz #instanature #outbackcollective #purenz #photooftheday #adventurepic #adventureculture #seenz #girlswhohike #huia #kiwiland #nzmustdo ...

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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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