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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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I colori incredibili del deserto del Tatacoa, nel distretto di #huia in Colombia.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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a feather in your cap
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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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Andrews Female Huia 2019
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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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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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Epic GIVEAWAY happening over on thepaperrainproject's page! GET AMONGST and grab a chance to win one of my latest laser-etched skateboards. Find the post and follow the simple instructions. I don't know which one I would choose! Good Luck 🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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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*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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thepaperrainproject ‘Waka Huia’ Tee! I was carving away in sollosnz this week and a lady walked in wearing one of these gorgeous tees. I couldn't help but say how wonderful her Tee was, with a big grin on my face, as I shared I was the artist who had collaborated with Paper Rain on this project. Pretty chuffed when you see your work out in the world 🙌🏼🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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