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Oratia, West Auckland

About Oratia:

Oratia is a suburb of West Auckland, New Zealand, situated in the former Waitakere City. It is situated at the eastern edge of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area, approximately 16 km southwest of Auckland Central Business District. 

Oratia is a fairly quiet community, bridging metropolitan Auckland with the wild forests and beaches of western Auckland. Located in the suburb, the popular Oratia Native Plant Nursery is known for plant conservation and is one of the first native nurseries in New Zealand.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Oratia had a population of 3,801 with 1,137 households

History

Oratia was first settled in the 1860s, with 40 acres of land given to new settlers. Cochrane's orchard may have been the first orchard in the region to date back to this period, but it no longer exists. Some of the original orchards have now vanished.

Sunnydale in Parker Road is the oldest remaining residence in West Auckland, constructed about 1860 from Kauri woods milled on the site.

While still relatively sparsely populated compared to most of the Auckland metropolitan area, Oratia has grown into a community with many businesses and homes.

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‘Our beautiful Evangeline 😍’⁣
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In remembrance of all the fishies we’ve lost too soon. Gone, but never forgotten. RIP.
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🌊Te Henga Walkway docgovtnz
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Muriwai! This is a phone snap edited in Snapseed that I grabbed when first visiting the place back in 2018. A lot going on in the sky on this day!
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How cute are the monarch butterflys 😍 love when clients want something totally different.
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2018. Muriwai beach. I took this shot without even realising this rock pool was shaped like a fish. It had to be pointed out to me 🤣
Canon 5DIII, 17-40mm f/4L. Lee big stopper. 240sec exposure if I recall correctly.

Still one of my favourite shots.
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Part 3: the answer to the question as to the mission is answered. The objective of the flight was pursuit not escape. But like many answers a further question is begged: does Kotare see the prey before flight begins or does he fly on spec? I genuinely don’t know. #kotare #kingfisher #sacredkingfisher #commonkingfisher #legendsneverdie #birdsinflight #birdsinflightphotography #birdsofinstagram #birdsfishing #birdcaptures #birdbrilliance #bird_captures #birdwatching #birdwatchingphotography #naturephotography #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #predatorhunting #birdsofaotearoa #newzealandbirds #titirangi #westauckland #auckland #lumixg9 #lumixnz ...

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The hawks fly high above the Waitakere Ranges. This was beginning its journey upwards. In seconds it was up so high I could not get another photo. #kahu #hawk #swampharrier #harrier #harrierhawk #australasianharrier #goldenhourphotography #sunsetphotography #birdsinflightphotography #birdsinflight #birdcaptures #birdbrilliance #raptor #raptorofinstagram #newzealandbirds #naturephotography #ornithologyphotography #waitakereranges #westauckland #lumixnz ...

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A Kereru about to begin flight? Alas no. That is how they jump from branch to branch #kereru #kererū #pigeon #woodpigeon #newzealandnative #newzealandbirds #birdsofaoteroa #toanga #westauckland #auckland #newzealand #lumixnz ...

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Almost in the shaft of sunlight, but not quite. #kereru #kereū #pigeon #woodpigeon #newzealandbirds #newzealandnativebirds #birdsinflightphotography #goldenhourphotography #newzealandfauna #titirangi #waitakere #waitakereranges #fringeofheaven #westauckland #auckland #newzealand #lumixnz ...

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An accurate representation of how I’m balancing life right now 🙃 ...

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New horizons.. ✨ || 📷: joshilliam ...

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Level Two means getting back to some of the work I love the most.
A visit to The Hunting Lodge as part of my research for a magazine feature on Wineries out West - late afternoon sunset segueing into an evening of fine dining.
Notebook and palate primed and ready.
Let’s do this!

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Te Henga 🌿🌊 ...

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Got two in flight, shame the light was sub-optimal ☹️#rosella #easternrosella #parrots #parrotsofinstagram #parrotlover #parrotlife #australianbirds #birdsofinstagram #birdsinflight #birdphotography #bird_captures #bird_perfection #bird_billiance #bird_bees_flowers_n_trees #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #birdwatching #waitakere #westauckland #lumixgx9 #lumixnz ...

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Spring is heralded by the Kowhai flowers. The Tui are mad for the nectar. The Kereru eat the flowers. The Tui attack the Kereru as well as each other. #kowhai #kowhaitree #kereru #kererū #woodpigeon #pigeon #birdcaptures #birdbrilliance #birds_bees_flowers_n_trees #springflower #naturephotography #westauckland #lumixg9 #lumixnz ...

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Part 1 of 4: Kotare on a mission, the flight begins #kotare #sacredkingfisher #kingfisher #reflectionphotography #turquoiseandgold #goldenhourphotography #birdsofinstagram #birdsinflightphotography #birdcaptures #anythingbirds #birdphotography #bird_captures #birdperfection #naturephotography #ornithologyphotography #titirangi #manukauharbour #westauckland #lumixg9 #lumixnz ...

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Lockdown reflections on another beautiful day, courtesy of Auckland’s West Coast 🌊
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