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Paihia - Haere Mai....................! by Roy  Massicks

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Paihia - Haere Mai....................! by 


’ Haere Mai ’ is Maori for ’ Welcome.’ This photograph was taken outside the Maritime Building on the waterfront at Paihia in the Bay of Islands.
Paihia always features near the top of tourist destinations in New Zealand and the world. We now have cruise ships visiting almost daily during the summer months – it is perfectly placed as a base for tourists to explore the Far North of NZ.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 25mm, 14×140 lens, 1/100, f/8, iso 200, manual, From a single RAW image.


haere mai, welcome, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand, far north, carved dolphins


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    KIA ORA my friend….

  • And Haere Mai my friend ! Also, Haere Ra !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    looks great to me, l want to be there xx

  • Thank you Lynn – I will book you onto one of the trips, maybe swim with the great white sharks…..?

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    Noooooo not that, l can’t swim anyway lol xx

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    What a fantastic capture! Well done!!! : )

  • Thank you kindly John – our Council has finally decided to spend some money upgrading the waterfront – about time too !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 1 year ago

    such wonderful sculptures (carvings?) Roy

  • Thank you very much Annette – they were done by a local artist.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    Hi Roy this is a terrific capture my friend, love it

  • Many thanks Malcolm – appreciate your kind comments !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Roy! Someone sure has put in a lot of work carving these! :o)

  • Thank you kindly Marilyn – we do have some clever carvers, especially the Maori lads !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great-looking sculpture and capture Roy :)

  • Thank you kindly Susie – I had difficulty trying to get a shot without showing a stupid dark plastic power box that the Power Co. had stuck right in the middle – how stupid can they be ……,?

    – Roy Massicks

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