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Titirangi, West Auckland

About Titirangi:

Titirangi is a prosperous residential suburb in the Waitākere Ward of Auckland, New Zealand. Titirangi is situated on the south side of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, bordered by Glen Eden, Laingholm and Manukau Harbour.

In the Māori language, Titirangi translates to "Fringe of Heaven" – a fitting reflection of the proud celebration of nature and art in the area.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Titirangi had a population of 7,203 with 2,469 households.

This residential suburb is distinguished by houses nestled along winding bush paths. Many of the houses here are distinctive in their designs, designed in harmony with the surrounding native rainforest.

Culture and Arts

The sculpture on the roundabout of Titirangi Road, Atkinson Road, Kohu Road, Scenic Drive and Huia Rd has been a landmark of Titirangi for many years, although it is a controversial presence. Crafted by student artist-jeweller Lisa Higgins in 1993, it was initially erected with the intention of only being in place for five years, but it remained permanent.

The Lopdell Precinct gives the community an artistic heart, creating art and cultural centre for the area. There are three buildings: the Treasure House, the Lopdell House and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Te Uru's modern building was purpose-built as part of the comprehensive renovation of Lopdell House and opened in 2014.

Education

The nearest state secondary schools are Green Bay High School, Kelston Boys High School and Kelston Girls College.

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What a year!!!!! 🧜🏼‍♀️💗☀️🙌🏼 Gosh golly, I am so happy that I was able to move back to Kiwiland 🥝 - to study the craft I love & am so obsessively passionate about! 🎬 It’s been so insanely cool that I can’t even comprehend. 🥰

I feel so lucky to know & have met so many amazing kind & likeminded individuals! Honestly, you humans are so great & I’m beyond stoked I know you. Thank you for being so lovely. 💓

2019 has been a full on year of growth, challenge, loss, discovery, self love, adventures, learning & happiness. (& lots of snacks hehe 🍫) I am soooooo 🦆ing excited to see what 2020 brings! 💕😉 Stay safe fellow earthlings & happy new year to all of you!! Thanks for following my journey through life. 🌸🌊 Sumo hugs 🤗 x
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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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Our hands clasped so tight, waiting for a hint of a spark.. 💕🌸✨🌊🌼 👙: emmafordswim (kindly gifted / collab) ...

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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 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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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say & what you do are in harmony.” 🤗✨❤️ - Gandhi ...

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Big change for me coming up this year. Over the Christmas break I did an exercise , where I had to imagine how I’d like my life one year from now. One of the things I wrote down was to have a dedicated time for painting . And ... it looks like it’s happening . I had a meeting on Friday and the plan is to condense my teaching hours into 4 days , which is going to give me Mondays for painting ! I’m so happy that I’m going to have a guaranteed painting time.
The other days are going to be full , and I’ll have to be more organised so that chores don’t all spill into my precious Monday but this is going to make such a difference !
I’m going to start loving Mondays.
Thanks to louisefletcher_art and alicesheridanstudio for your your best art year ever course. .
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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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Somewhere over the rainbow ... #rainbow #rainbows #rainbow🌈 #rainbowphotography #landscapephotography #landscape_capture #landscape_lovers #seascape #seascapephotography #seascape_lovers #seascapes #seascape_captures #daviesbay #waitakere #titirangi #manukauharbour #auckland #lumix #lumixg9 #lumixnz ...

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What to do now ? I had so much fun adding colours to canvas in a gestural way- working fast and with big brushes , making the most of the scale.
My plan was for these to be the first few layers and then I’d start adding my details , layers and shapes. But something stopped me.
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I think it’s because I’ve always admired those large abstract expressionist paintings, like Grace Hartigan etc. So I just like the novelty of having them in my room- they look bold and colourful and now I’m not sure I want to paint on them. .
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My paintings are usually made over a long time, lots of layers and struggling thorough good stages and bad stages . It’s made me wonder if I feel like all that struggle and time adds to their value. Is a painting worth less because the end result was achieved faster ? I do sometimes wish I could get to my end point faster, through producing work with more simplicity to it. But then, I also get so much out of the problem solving and the highs and lows of making a painting that works.
Do you sometimes prefer those first layers that are created with abandon ?
My fear is will I regret it?
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An endangered species. The feral domestic fowl who live on the streets of Titirangi and in the surrounding bush are to be moved on, supposedly because they attract rats the size of cats . #rooster #domesticfowl #hen #birdsofig #birdsofinstagram #birdsofnewzealand #fowl #fowllife #newzealandbirds #titirangi #titirangilife #titirangivillage #waitakere #waitakereranges #auckland #lumixnz #lumixg9 ...

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I’m walking away, from troubles in my life, oh I’m walking away to find a better day 🎵 || wearing: emmafordswim #brandambassador ...

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Sometimes my studio gets so chaotic . I just dump materials over the floor , don’t tidy up paper towels and have nowhere to walk . It makes me less likely to pop in for a short painting session because I know I have to spend time tidying first.
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This year I want to try and keep things under control so that I can welcome people in more easily. Sometimes when a person comes to view a painting , I rush home and frantically tidy, hiding my mess in the bathroom next door.

This is a photo I took at the end of last year - looking particularly tidy as I was expecting visitors. I don’t usually have a rug just there - instead I put my plastic paint covered sheet . It’s still summer holidays here until Feb but I’m eager to get started on new paintings in the studio.
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It's so much easier to live a life centered in Spirit and in alignment with our soul's highest calling when we are clearly grounded and in our bodies, inspired and living in the moment.
Shot that perfect moment by anupama_s_wijesundara

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The kereru and her mate sat in a tree for 20 minutes (so far as I know) ... no photo flying ☹️#kereru #kererū #woodpigeon #pigeons #birdsingoldenhour #birdsofig #birdsofnewzealand #newzealandbirds #newzealandnative #wildnz #newzealandwildlife #birdphotography #birdphotos #birdpictures #bird_captures #birds_bees_flowers_n_trees #nzbirds #nzbush #titirangi #waitakere #auckland #lumixnz #tāonga #lumixg9 #teamlumix #lumixphotography #legend ...

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