A short wander while waiting for a Warrant of Fitness on my car.

Every 6 months I am required to get my car checked to ensure it is fit to be on the road and safe for me to drive. I am very fortunate that I have a trustworthy car repair business to call on for this.

It is even more fortunate that the business is located across the road from the Pataka in Porirua.

Porirua city from the open space near the Pataka.

Porirua city from the open space near the Pataka.

Pataka in Maori means “storehouse” and in this case the building stores museum collections, our Public Library, art and exhibition galleries as well as meeting and performance spaces and a great café.   A perfect place to spend the time it takes for the check to be done on the car.

It is also located near a large recreation facility and open park space.

However the weather was so stunning that day that I went for a wander around the perimeter of the building and visited the Japanese Garden in the central courtyard of this building.

Here are some of the sights that took my eye.

Traditional Maori carving.

Traditional Maori carving.

Indigenous carving

Indigenous carving

Traditional Maori carving

Traditional Maori carving

Kiwi in the tussock

Kiwi in the tussock

Porirua's sister city Nishio's Japanese garden at the Pataka

Porirua’s sister city Nishio’s Japanese garden at the Pataka

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Palm trees outside the car service business

Palm trees outside the car service business

 

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11 thoughts on “A short wander while waiting for a Warrant of Fitness on my car.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks Jo. The weather was a gem that day. That garden is lovely and at times the birds are seen sipping at that water feature….the sound of the water trickling is very restful and very Japanese I gather.

      Reply
  1. kiwiyarns

    You’ve got a great eye for photography. Those are brilliant photos! I hope you qualified to get a year’s WoF on your car this time? I was very happy to see that I don’t need another WOF until next year (wee!).

    Reply
    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comments.
      My car is too old to be eligible for an annual warrant but I have a fantastic mechanic and this service garage is very trustworthy.
      I’m enjoying reading about your Save the Sea initiatives…keep up the good work:-)

      Reply

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