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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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Ceramic NZ native bird feathers available now themandarintree 😃👍.
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Sweet Huia, I’m sorry we failed you in our lifetime. My heart knows only of your absence, but my soul will meet you one day and we can share our songs. Sweet Huia, I think of you when I walk in the bush, when I smell the dense foliage and hear the wind through the trees, I think of you and know we have failed to understand how our actions really do have consequences. Sweet Huia, I think of you and strive to be a better person because I know you are one of many species we have lost because of us. Humans, choosing ways that do not harmonise with our fellow species that we share this planet with. Sweet Huia, I am striving to be better for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Beautiful 'Huia in Kōwhai' carved into 40 layers of paint on thepaperrainproject's macrocarpa skateboard.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another direction, another view from the top of Mt Donald McLean on the way to Whatipu. This time, it's looking directly over the Manukau Heads. The drive and short walk are definitely a must do in Auckland.⁠
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It had never previously crossed my mind that it would make sense to take pictures from the middle of a mudflat as the tide went out. But here i was in Huia doing exactly that! The reflections actually came up surprisingly well with less than a centimetre of water still over the flat.⁠

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A second pano from the top of Don McLean Track. This time looking back towards the Waitakere Ranges across to the Karangahape Peninsula (pic 3) and the Manukau Harbour.⁠ ⁠
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Early evening view of Huia looking from the road to Whatipu towards the Manuakau Harbour and its south head. Love the patterns created by the light and low tide!⁠
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Early evening view of Huia looking from the road to Whatipu towards the Manuakau Harbour and its south head. Love the patterns created by the light and low tide!⁠
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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.
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Beautiful display of our earrings currently availiable in store at fullcircleecostore 😍
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It had never previously crossed my mind that it would make sense to take pictures from the middle of a mudflat as the tide went out. But here i was in Huia doing exactly that! The reflections actually came up surprisingly well with less than a centimetre of water still over the flat.⁠

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#tripideasnz #newzealandtrip #newzealand #nztrip #nzguide #nzmustdo #travelnz #newzealandguide #nzmustsee #thisisnz #explorenz #nztravel #nzhiking #nz #mustdonz #nzroadtrip #nztourism #thisisnewzealand #newzealandfinds #coolspots #travelnewzealand #worlds_beauties #aucklandnz #visitauckland #citywalks #auckland #northisland #waitakere #huia #waitakereranges
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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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Another direction, another view from the top of Mt Donald McLean on the way to Whatipu. This time, it's looking directly over the Manukau Heads. The drive and short walk are definitely a must do in Auckland.⁠
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#tripideasnz #newzealandtrip #newzealand #nztrip #nzguide #nzmustdo #travelnz #newzealandguide #nzmustsee #thisisnz #explorenz #nztravel #nzhiking #nz #mustdonz #nzroadtrip #nztourism #thisisnewzealand #newzealandfinds #coolspots #travelnewzealand #worlds_beauties #visitauckland #auckland #waitakereregionalpark #donmcleantrack #whatipu #huia #sunsetsnz #cornwallis
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A second pano from the top of Don McLean Track. This time looking back towards the Waitakere Ranges across to the Karangahape Peninsula (pic 3) and the Manukau Harbour.⁠.
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It had never previously crossed my mind that it would make sense to take pictures from the middle of a mudflat as the tide went out. But here i was in Huia doing exactly that! The reflections actually came up surprisingly well with less than a centimetre of water still over the flat.⁠

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#tripideasnz #newzealandtrip #newzealand #nztrip #nzguide #nzmustdo #travelnz #newzealandguide #nzmustsee #thisisnz #explorenz #nztravel #nzhiking #nz #mustdonz #nzroadtrip #nztourism #thisisnewzealand #newzealandfinds #coolspots #travelnewzealand #worlds_beauties #aucklandnz #visitauckland #citywalks #auckland #northisland #waitakere #huia #waitakereranges
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Another direction, another view from the top of Mt Donald McLean on the way to Whatipu. This time, it's looking directly over the Manukau Heads. The drive and short walk are definitely a must do in Auckland.⁠
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#tripideasnz #newzealandtrip #newzealand #nztrip #nzguide #nzmustdo #travelnz #newzealandguide #nzmustsee #thisisnz #explorenz #nztravel #nzhiking #nz #mustdonz #nzroadtrip #nztourism #thisisnewzealand #newzealandfinds #coolspots #travelnewzealand #worlds_beauties #visitauckland #auckland #waitakereregionalpark #donmcleantrack #whatipu #huia #sunsetsnz #cornwallis
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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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Early evening view of Huia looking from the road to Whatipu towards the Manuakau Harbour and its south head. Love the patterns created by the light and low tide!⁠
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A second pano from the top of Don McLean Track. This time looking back towards the Waitakere Ranges across to the Karangahape Peninsula (pic 3) and the Manukau Harbour.⁠
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