Signs and Things 6

Gentleman at ANZAC Day service

Gentleman at ANZAC Day service

Surfer and container ship

Surfer and container ship

King's College, Auckland: Matthew, my son, took the SAT here.

King’s College, Auckland: Matthew, my son, took the SAT here.

War Museum, Auckland

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tuatapere, New Zealand's Sausage Capital, South Island

Tuatapere, New Zealand’s Sausage Capital, South Island

Yes, there is some graffiti in New Zealand

Yes, there is some graffiti in New Zealand

Sir Edmund Hillary's ice ax from Everest, Auckland War Museum

Sir Edmund Hillary’s ice ax from Everest, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Stack of containers at Port of Tauranga

Stack of containers at Port of Tauranga

Stand-off on back road near Ruapuke

Stand-off on back road near Ruapuke

Fruit stand

Fruit stand

Chemist - no,not something to do with high school chemistry - a pharmacy.

How often do you need a chemist? No, a chemist is a pharmacy.

Heavy seas from typhoon cut off Leisure Island from shore at Mount Maunganui Beach

Heavy seas from cyclone cut off Leisure Island from shore at Mount Maunganui Beach

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Not sure what is going on here.

Not sure what is going on here.

Statue of Wairaka at entrance to Whakatane Harbor

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4 thoughts on “Signs and Things 6

  1. That looks very much like the statue of Wairaka at the mouth of the Whakatane River, and entrance to Whakatane Harbour. Also, the museum is the Auckland War Memorial Museum, being a memorial to fallen soldiers.

  2. “Unveiled at the Whakatāne Heads in 1965 as a memorial to the wife of Sir William Sullivan. This bronze statue atop Turuturu Rock lies at the mouth of the Whakatāne River and commemorates the bravery of Wairaka and the daughter of Toroa, captain-navigator of the Mataatua waka.

    When the Mataatua waka first arrived at Whakatāne after making a perilous voyage from Ngāti Awa’s ancestral homeland of Hawaiki 600 years ago, the men left the women alone in the canoe while they went ashore. When the canoe started to drift back to sea, Wairaka (defying the tapu that forbade women to handle a canoe) seized the paddle and brought the waka back to shore crying, ‘Kia Whakatane au i ahau’ – I will act the part of a man.’ This cry is the origin of the town’s name.”
    (http://www.whakatane.com/activities/lady-rock)

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