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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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Better foreshore photo for you... Western facing shot from Liardet St pedestrian overpass, taken on an early Sunday evening.

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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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What is the long thing?
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Townsville is unlike any other city in Australia. No city of comparable size has quite the connection into the future prosperity of the Australian nation as does Townsville.
Townsville's next phase of growth is likely to accrue the critical mass in population to transform from regional centre to a metropolitan centre.
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Townsville is a picture of exactly the kind of diverse, dynamic regional economy that will power Australia's passage through the years ahead.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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What is the long thing?
Len Lye's Wind Wand kinetic sculpture.

He made quite a few different kinetic sculptures. For anyone who's interested, you can read a bit more about his work here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Lye
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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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What about the long tower looking thing, by the mountain ?
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Townsville's next phase of growth is likely to accrue the critical mass in population to transform from regional centre to a metropolitan centre.
'Bernard Salt' Australia's leading demographer

Townsville is a picture of exactly the kind of diverse, dynamic regional economy that will power Australia's passage through the years ahead.
Treasurer Wayne Swan
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Old May 21st, 2008, 05:21 AM   #5
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A big smoke stack for someting

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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:49 AM   #6
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AR ok, Cheers champ.
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Townsville is unlike any other city in Australia. No city of comparable size has quite the connection into the future prosperity of the Australian nation as does Townsville.
Townsville's next phase of growth is likely to accrue the critical mass in population to transform from regional centre to a metropolitan centre.
'Bernard Salt' Australia's leading demographer

Townsville is a picture of exactly the kind of diverse, dynamic regional economy that will power Australia's passage through the years ahead.
Treasurer Wayne Swan
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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What about the long tower looking thing, by the mountain ?
That's the chimney of the old New Plymouth Power Station (now closed due to asbestos problems).

Another pic (from wiki):
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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I wouldnt call it an eyesore but it defiantly fits in with its surroundings.
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Townsville's next phase of growth is likely to accrue the critical mass in population to transform from regional centre to a metropolitan centre.
'Bernard Salt' Australia's leading demographer

Townsville is a picture of exactly the kind of diverse, dynamic regional economy that will power Australia's passage through the years ahead.
Treasurer Wayne Swan
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #9
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And now partially open again due to the power crisis.

The view from the top is higher than the observation deck of the Skytower
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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #10
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Mountain from Waiwhakakiho section of the coastal walkway, overlooking (middle of pic) the Fitzroy Golf Course.


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Old September 13th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #11
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #12
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The Bowl of Brooklands - Womad 2008 event.



This is the area where most big-name concerts are held, such as the upcoming Stevie Wonder concert.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #13
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Beautiful .....looks like a nice Spring Day !

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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:10 PM   #14
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Some images I taken around the New Plymouth area. In winter and in late summer:

































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Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:12 AM   #16
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The rocks and water in one of those shots really are green. There's a green light set up under the pier at Puke Ariki landing, that lights up the ocean at night.

Great photo's bumsmoke
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:16 AM   #17
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High-tide at East End beach looking West towards (some of) Motorua and Motumahanga Islands, near the port.

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Old September 22nd, 2008, 09:17 AM   #18
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New Plymouth's first hydroslides - Wilkes Pools, on the slopes of Mt Taranaki.

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:47 PM   #19
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Thanks for the positive feedback. When visiting New Zealand afew years ago i was really impressed with New Plymouth and Taranaki. I thought New Plymouth with it's west coast sunsets and backed by the stunning Mt Taranaki was a unique and lovely place. However except for the odd mention of oil and gas the region doesn't seem to get much of a mention on these forums, was just wondering if that was an issue with people in New Zealand as a whole not recognising New Plymouth or just the people who use these forums?
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #20
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Wonderful pictures Bumsmoke ()

Brings back lots of memories for me. My grandparents lived in Mania, the mountain was the back drop out their lounge room window. They are now both buried in Harewa.

It's a real special and sacred place Mt Taranaki.

In regards to your comments - the New Plymouth thread is not that old, it's not that no is interested, it's just that many of the forumers have not been there or know the place well (that includes me), but hopefully, with more pictures like yours and NZ1's posts, we will get to know it a lot better
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