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Owairaka, Auckland Central

About Owairaka:

Owairaka is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, governed by the Auckland Council. The suburb is home to the world-renowned Owairaka Athletic Club, which is located at the historic Lovelock Track, which has set five world records.

According to the 2018 New Zealand census, Owairaka had a population of 5,268 people and 1,665 households.

Ōwairaka - Mt Albert Heritage Walks

This walk follows the Allen, Sadgrove, and Kerr Taylor farms, with a stop at the Kerr Taylor farmhouse 'Alberton.'

The walk describes the devastation of Ōwairaka due to quarrying. For cyclists who want to avoid the cone on the trail, there is a bike path along Mt Albert Road. Walkers may either surround the cone by road or follow the tracks. 

Local Schools

Owairaka District School is a contributing primary school, and Mount Albert Grammar School is the local state secondary school.

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Walks in Lockdown.

Paseos durante Cuarentena.

Taken in mid-september, 2021.

Edits: lighting and contrast to add detail, sky colours, borders.

#canonm50 #canonnz #canonphotography #newzealand #nuevazelanda #nz #mountalbert #parks #nzphotographer #aucklandphotographer #architecture #rolandjamesaskewphotography #lockdownnz #skyscapes #nature #oakleycreekreserve #waterview #kukuwaireserve #underwoodpark #owairaka #walks #paseos
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Morena 🙌 We are excited to see those smiles this weekend and have we got a deal for you
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Friday special! Get 15% off you’re order from 11am-late to say thanks for supporting the team chinoiserienz 🥳
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These bad boys definitely look good for breakfast, lunch or dinner
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📸: northlens_captured / imogen_oliver_vankan
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#chinoiserie #owairaka #baobuns #guabao #foodie #asianfusion #specials #aucklandeats
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Day of the Dead mural in progress @ Ōwairaka shops.
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#mexicandayofthedead #owairaka #owairakamountain #murals #muralsofinstagram #muralsoftheworld #streetart #taggingart
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23 August 1994
Commonwealth Games,
Victoria, CAN 🇨🇦

19 years old , competing at my first Commonwealth Games … Like most game plans, throw well, throw far and early in the rounds …. hmmmm

Walking into the last round of the competition sitting in the 5th place, its Do or Die time Bea ….what are you going to do ?

This was not the last time I would achieve my best result in the last round. This was the beginning to a sporting career of winning competitions in the last round.

Amen 🙏🏾 🥈🇳🇿🌿

Thank you to my dear coach, the late Miriam Stanley who kindly agreed to help/support me in October 1988. A chance meeting that lead onto a life exceeding expectations.

Many, many thanks to my Athletic club with incredible ♥️ and sporting history teamowai 🙌🏾

Now, my shoes were NZ Team issue by Reebok, these saved me on the day. I had two pairs of throwing shoes that were hopeless and I wasn’t able to turn on the circle without slipping off the back or run this risk of injuring myself before Comp day.

So here we are competing in new shoes, I have literally broken in and entering a world of firsts and unknowns.... after this competition I wrote a letter to Reebok NZ thanking them for my shoes that saved me! This lead onto my first shoe sponsor and only shoe sponsor reeboknz then onto reebok international from 1997 - 2010.

Many memories, many firsts to last a lifetime 🙏🏾

Thank you, Thank YOU

Forever Grateful
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#forevergrateful #monday #motivation #owairaka #athletic #club #thankyoucoach #phew #relief #silver #thank you #grateful #memories #♥️ #throwback #smile #shorthair
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Mr. Tui fine with lockdown on the slopes of #owairaka ...

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Like Cacao, Kumara originally came from South America, travelling west across the Pacific after being traded through the islands and landing in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with Maori.

In this chocolate hogarthchocolate have used Kumara crisps from their friends Ned and Mina at Proper Crisps propercrisps

Proper make their crisps using seasonally selected varieties, mostly:

🔅Red Kumara (Owairaka) with red skin, a creamy white flesh with a firm texture and mellow flavour;
🔆Gold Kumara (Toka Toka) has golden flesh with a soft texture and it is sweeter than red kumara;
🔅Orange Kumara (Beauregard) has orange skin and flesh, a firm texture and the sweetest taste.

They have paired the Kumara with Peruvian criollo cacao which highlights the caramelisation of the crisps, adding caramel and fruit notes to a deliciously smooth Kumara Milk 🥛 Chocolate 🍫

Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Kumara Crisps, Skim Milk Powder

Soft snap
Warm mouthfeel
Creamy and smooth texture

Tasting notes 👇

▫️honey 🍯
▫️sweet dried fruitness: apricot, giant sicilian dates, raisins
▫️caramel
▫️HAZELNUT PRALINE (smooth not crunchy)
▫️savory sweet potato 🥔 flavor

What a surprise this bar 🤩 Great palate, velvety mouthfeel, supported by mouth 👄 watering Hazelnut Praline taste 😋

Every bite will have you wanting more, I promise.
One of the best Milk Chocolate ever made with an exclusive inclusion.

To be honest with you and beside my preference for #darkchocolate today this #milkchocolate saved me because I was tasting different options of different makers and none of them had a special impact on my taste buds. Actually, it was the opposite!

Who would have thought that MILK CHOCOLATE would have opened a Pandora's box 😬😎🙃 this tasting experience should be illegal for such GOODNESS. In the next few days, I will certainly finish it by myself.

#beantobar #craftchocolate #newzealand #kumara #kumaracrisps #sweetpotato #owairaka #tokatoka #beauregard #milkchocolate #chocolatebar #chocolate #cioccolato #cioccolatoartigianale #cioccolatoallatte #fairtrade #peru #criollo #gourmand #gourmet #dessert #glutenfree #vegan #hogarth
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Kua ea mātou i te wānanga tuatoru o te tau nei. E noho kotahi ana mātou ngā haumi mā i raro i te tāhuhu o te whare haumaru nei ā te rerehua hoki o taua whare, arā ko Te Noho Kotahitanga tērā.
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#marae #owairaka #aotearoa #whare #māori #wānanga
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Double twist snowflake lacing #customwheelbuild #nzbikelife #bicyclerepairnz #vintagebikeparts #vintagebicycleparts #vintagebicycleparts #bicyclerepair #retromod #cyclinginauckland #aucklandnz #shed #cottageindustry #bicyclemechanic #aotearoa #tamakimakaurau #owairaka #mtalbert #westauckland #snowflakelacing ...

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The Dairy

A kiwi local

#nostalgia #history #dairy #local #mtalbert #owairaka #pitstop #memories #nz #dimlight #photography #moments #dayandnight
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Randonneur rear brake upgrade. 200% better than my long reach 70s centrepull ever were before or after modifications. What I've got here is hand polished tektro BMX U- brake arms, mounted on a rare Tektro 990 U-brake adapter mount. I strongly recommend this solution to anyone doing 650b conversions to old 700c frames, or anyone needing an effective long reach brake caliper in the 70-90mm range. #650bconversion #randonneur #longreachcalipers #tektrobmx #diacompe #vintagebikes #vintagerandonneur #27.5 #fullfenderfriday #touringbike #joscatcraft #bicyclerepairnz #nzbikelife #bicyclerepairnz #vintagebikeparts #vintagebicycleparts #vintagebicycleparts #bicyclerepair #retromod #cyclinginauckland #aucklandnz #shed #cottageindustry #bicyclemechanic #aotearoa #tamakimakaurau #owairaka #mtalbert #westauckland ...

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#Raleigh20 hotrod loop tail frame. Made under licence in NZ in the #morrisonbikes factory. Kind of like the VW beetle of bicycles they often hold a soft spot in many NZers hearts. These are very agricultural duty frames, a bit different to the British made Raleigh 20. Originally, they were equipped with all Raleigh proprietary threaded and sized parts.. Heavy chromed steel abounded, including bendy cottered cranks, sproingy squishy brake calipers and slippery and dentable chrome rims, Making stopping in wet weather an exercise in holding your tongue and swerving into the nearest bush, and maintenance was a nightmare, often involving hammers and vice grips.
Well after a bit of mechanic witchery I have managed to fit modern sealed bearing headset and bottom bracket, an eclectic selection of aluminium parts and my own aesthetic to that lovely leafy green.
#folly #basketbike #citybike #custom #bikerepairnz #nzbikelife #bicyclerepairnz #vintagebikeparts #vintagebicycleparts #vintagebicycleparts #bicyclerepair #retromod #cyclinginauckland #aucklandnz #shed #cottageindustry #bicyclemechanic #aotearoa #tamakimakaurau #owairaka #mtalbert #westauckland
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Moments like this🥰

Just quietly appreciating the park and other beautiful resources we have access to.

#cityparks #owairaka #mtalbert #aucklandcityparks #childsplay #biketracks #photography #iphone12max #throughmylense
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Like a big fluffy blanket

#clouds #latenightstrolls #sunsets #familytime #girls #community #grateful #simplepleasures #fluffycloud #owairaka #auckland #iphone12promax
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I enjoy going for my runs and finding different architecture, shapes, and designs along the way.

Today I ran almost 12km - the longest distance I have run in more thsn 29 months. It was humid and hot, and I sweated profusely. And loved the feeling.

This walk bridge is located less than 100m from Lovelock Track - a running track i frequented and raced on in my 20's. The paths have been upgraded and lengthened and the local waterways are full of birds and other wildlife.

#minimalistjourneys #experiencemore #livingwithless #lovelocktrack #running #bridgedesign #bridge #interesting #owairaka
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Park Vibes🌿

#vibes #nzsummer2020 #owairaka #shaded #park #christmasholidays #kiwisummer #clouds #blueskies
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