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

#huia #earringsareagirlsbestfriend
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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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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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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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Huia skulls for our lass d.ridz cheers luv!
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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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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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Huia Birds
First session ✔
Still need a few branches, I'll post when we finish. .
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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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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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For the month of May I am a pop-up designer at Dunedin store 'Guild'. They have a complete range of bird masks so get in quick to pick your favs! ...

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The tranquility from the mirror reflections of the lagoon at the remote Whatipu Beach at the heads of the Manukau Harbour on the west coast. .
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The tranquility of the still waters of Lake Tarawera at sunrise .
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Ms. Huia bird

Huia birds were a large species of bark and wood probers that lived in New Zealand. They disappeared in the 20th century as they were actively hunted by museums and private collectors for their particularly gorgeous tail feathers. Male beaks were short and thick. Females, unlike males, had a longer and more curved beak, but little is known about the biology of these birds and scientists are particularly keen on bringing the species back. The last member of this species was seen in 1907.

Causes of extinction: rampant poaching and widespread deforestation of the island's lowlands by European settlers expanding their pastures.

The personification is inspired by a self-portrait of New Zealand artist Rita Angus (1908-1970). #graphicdesigner #illustration #illustrationoftheday #bird #huia #lost #animal #blackandwhite #fridaysforfuture #fridaystuff #art #newyork #newzealand #europe #lithuania #newyear #2020 #2020calendar #packagingdesign #vilnius
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Fiona Pardington, Wiriwiri, Tremble, 2008. #FionaPardington #Huia #extinctbirds #silvergelatin #fineartphotography #blackandwhitephotography #contemporaryphotography ...

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Oh how I wish I could hear your song. 'Huia Man' (you know the drill) 2x available August 10 at 10am New Zealand time. ...

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New handcarved Huia feather stamp making it's way to the generalcollective this weekend! Managed to stamp a few bags in between custom stamp orders - hooray!😄
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‘Wattle Birds in the Magnolia,’ A1 print example.
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Ceramic NZ native bird feathers available now themandarintree 😃👍.
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