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Te Atatu South, West Auckland

About Te Atatu South:

Te Atatu South is a residential suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Te Atatu in Maori means dawn. Located on the Te Atatū Peninsula, it has coastlines on its eastern and western sides, with walkways and bike paths on both sides. Its location makes the suburb convenient access to to the city and Henderson town centre, and its elevation gives beautiful views of the city and the Waitakere Ranges. 

In the 2018 New Zealand census, Te Atatu South had a population of 15,138 with 4,794 households.

History

The original Maori name for the Te Atatu area was Orukuwai. There is little evidence of early Maori settlement in the region, although the coastal fringes show evidence that the banks were used for fishing and bird hunting. Midden shells have been uncovered around the McLeod Reserve.

The European settlement started between 1853 and 1873 when Thomas Henderson bought land from Ngati Whatua and the Crown in 1855. The Henderson Timber Mill was built in what is now known as Henderson.

The area prior to the suburban development was primarily used for vineyards, poultry farms, fruit trees, apples, lemon orchards and flower farms.

Main Centres and Parks

Te Atatu South's main hub is the Te Atatū Town Centre, where Edmonton Road and Te Atatu Road converge. There is a small, light industrial area on McLeod Road.

Te Atatu South Park and McLeod Park are two major parks in the area.

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Fletcher Living’s Te Atatu Peninsula project is a medium density development, with a mix of terrace houses and walk up apartments. These one, two, and three bed units provide affordable housing options in a developing suburb.⁠

Project Architect: Matthew Parker⁠
Completed: 2020⁠
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Suburbia. Takeaways, Te Atatū.
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#streetphotography #takeaways #thungrythursday #teatatu #westisbest #westside #kai #chehoo #fishnchips #fushnchups
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Super stoked to see the Levi Hawken motif coming together at the #jackpringleskatepark redevelopment! More photos and info through the link in the bio... #richlandscapes #levihawkenart #contraxltd #aucklandcouncil #skateparkrenewal #skateparkconstruction #skatepark #miniramp #nzmade #teatatu #teatatuskatepark ...

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A tip to make the edge of your compost pile a little bit tidier — this is the technique biodynamic compost makers use to get really tall compost piles with perfectly straight edges without any surrounding material to hold it up.

As Peter Proctor would say “look after the edges and the middle takes care of itself”

(Someone please correct me if I got the words wrong, I never got to make hot compost with Peter)

This is the very first compost pile at Raspberry Lane — we are now cooking!

Information on workshops, 1:1 coaching sessions and other services are over at raspberry_lane_teatatu

Happy composting,
~Katrina🌱

#hotcompost #hotcomposting #blueboragecomposting #teatatu #westauckland
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Ata Marie mai a Tamaki Makaurau ( good morning from Auckland )
#sunrise #aotearoa #teatatu #tamakimakaurau #auckland #aroha #covi̇d19 #covid19nz #coastline #canonphotography #canonnz #morningwalk #morningmotivation #redsky #redskyatmorning #harbour #marine #coastal #ocean #seaphotography #oceanview #oceanphotography #southpacific #myhome
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Ball is life 🏀😤
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#streetball #bball #ballislife #oldguy #auckland #teatatu
#tatnorth #sunday #jasonwilliams #alleniverson #reggiemiller #idols #lockdown #level4 #freak #friction
#handles #number1 #pointgaurd
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‘Careful what you wish for’
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A while ago I wished I had my own patch of Tradescantia to play with.
I certainly got it!!
Here at Raspberry Lane, there is a bank covered in Tradescantia & Jasmine, and I’m bagging it all up to turn to soil using separate methods to my normal hot compost.

I’ve gotta say it though… the garden I’m uncovering is magical. It’s almost as if these weeds have been protecting what’s underneath, waiting for the day for a gardener to invest a little time and energy to bringing it back to life. 🙋🏼‍♀️

Was this on my to do list?
Nope.
I have hot compost to make, planters to fill, garden beds to make, signage to guide people from the road around the side of the house towards the new classroom. And courses to write, emails to respond to, and a rural soil farm to build. 🤯

But this sort of weeding is what often happens after I do a biodynamic 500 stir.

Something in the land starts to pull me in a new direction, usually one that is every bit as important as what I had on the to-do list.

If you want to follow the process of my tradescantia alchemy, you can join the ‘Blue Borage Gardening’ group on Facebook, where a few of us are experimenting with non-toxic ways to keep Tradescantia on site without it taking over.

How would you turn it into soil?

#tradescantia #greenwaste #compost #teatatu #blueboragecomposting
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Meet Matt, our Mr. May Refill Pinup, and Lola! 👑🐶.
🌱 I refill because… 
It’s clean, it's mean, and if it ain’t sustainable… it ain’t worth it! As consumers, I think we should all be making more environmentally-friendly decisions, as there’s power in what we pay for. We vote with our wallets! I don’t like collecting nasty non-recyclables when I shop, and Refill Nation helps me get around this. The cool staff keep the place tickety boo and always brighten your day too!
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💡 My best waste-free discovery… 
Glass jars. Since shopping at Refill Nation, I now use glass jars for so much more than before. They're airtight, recyclable, and can be used again and again. This is another great opportunity to ditch nasty single-use plastics.
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🍫 My fave Refill Nation snack… 
Has to be the roasted almonds! Immensely moreish and equally healthy. For Lola (aka “the furry bullet”), the dried liver snacks are her favourite, but, she still plans on tasting the remaining dog snacks on offer.
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🤔 At first I thought eco-living was… 
Whalesong, Tie-Dye t-shirts, world music, and dreadlocks.
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🌼 But now I know… 
Being sustainable is about making a conscious effort to look after the planet with what you buy, what you use, and how you live.
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Delicious Strawberry Salad

Easy, but delicious salad that’ll get you in the mood for summer (which is right around the corner!). All you do is chuck some lettuce, mixed nuts, cucumber, capsicum, strawberry & feta in a bowel and toss. Voila deliciousness ready to go.

#salad #strawberries #delicious #healthy #yum
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This bright, spacious, and chic home is worth checking out. ☀️ Tap the link in our bio. ⁠

📌 Te Atatu, Auckland
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Motivation Monday

THIS IS THE SIGN YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
If you’ve been waiting for a sign to make a change, eat healthier, start going for walks or runs, start yoga or even to start studying or a new job THIS IS IT! No more procrastinating and “tomorrows”. Do it today. Thank us later.
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💫The mountains whisper for me to wander, my soul hikes the call 💫
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#feelslikesummer #15kmwalk #adventures #wandering #freshairandfreedom #wanderlust #lockeddown #walkingisgoodforthesoul #dowhatmakesyoufeelgood #sunshine #soulfood #bliss #spring #auckland #newzealand #teatatu #exploringyourbackyard #explore #happy
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𝚆𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢. 𝙸𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝙻𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚡 𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚗𝚓𝚘𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚢 𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚞 𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟾𝟼𝟻 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚞 𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝. 𝙱𝚘𝚊𝚝𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚕𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚜, 𝚊 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚢, 𝚊 𝚐𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚐𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚌𝚞𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐. .
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𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝚊 𝚑𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜, 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚜𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚞 𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝙲𝚊𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚐𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗?! 🍖 𝙻𝚞𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝙵𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚞 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟿 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚐𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚞 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. .
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“𝙽𝚘 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚗𝚘 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎, 𝚗𝚘 𝚋𝚕𝚞𝚎, 𝚗𝚘 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚗” - 𝚂𝚢𝚕𝚟𝚒𝚊 𝙴𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚎 💧 🌍 .
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#whauriver #waitemataharbour #history #teatatu #pollution #waterpollution #adventurefamily #kiwimum #naturelovers #nzmum #mumlife #explore #adventureislife #littleadventures #bestmoments #wanderlust #familyfun #thegreatoutdoors #girlsthatwander #instatravel #earthfocus #amongthewild #discoverearth #newzealand
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