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Whenuapai, West Auckland

About Whenuapai:

Whenuapai is a suburb and aerodrome in the western Albany Ward of Auckland, New Zealand. It is situated on the northwest coast of Waitematā Harbour, 15 kilometres northwest of Auckland’s city centre. The word Whenuapai means good land in Māori.

It is one of the landing points for the Southern Cross Telecommunications Cables, a trans-Pacific telecommunications cable network.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Whenuapai had a population of 3,888 with 1,263 households.

Royal New Zealand Air Force Facilities 

The construction of Whenuapai as a base for the Wellington bomber aircraft started in 1937.

RNZAF Base Auckland is a Royal New Zealand Air Force Base situated in the upper reaches of Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. Formerly, the base consisted of two separate airfields, Whenuapai and Hobsonville.

Hobsonville was built as a seaplane station in 1928 and until 1967 was the RNZAF's primary flying vessel based in New Zealand. The construction of Whenuapai as a base for Vickers Wellington bomber aircraft began in 1937, and the hangars were completed in 1939.

From 1945 to 1965, Whenuapai was also the civil international airport of Auckland. In 1965, the bases of Whenuapai and Hobsonville were merged into the RNZAF Base Auckland.

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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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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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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.
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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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