Pukeko Mailbox. Whirinaki Valley Road. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 38° 16.215 E 176° 10.260
60H E 427483 N 5763874
Quick Description: A unique Pukeko mailbox at a farm gate on the side of the road in the countryside south of Rotorua.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 4/21/2011 2:18:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMB922
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Neuromancer2K4
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Long Description:
This mailbox can be found on Whirinaki Valley Road near the SH.30 end, just south of Rotorua.

The popular Pukeko has been used to construct this unique home mailbox. It is made from corrugated iron.

The Pukeko is one of New Zealand’s most recognised birds to locals and tourists alike, often seen in groups on roadside areas or swampy ground. Their startling colours stand out against New Zealand’s greenery and they are truly a beautiful and magnificent bird. The Pukeko is deep blue with black head, wings and back are black with a greenish tinge, under tail is pure white and flicks as they walk, bill and shield are scarlet, eyes red and feet and legs orange-red. Although their large feet are not webbed, they are good swimmers and swift runners.
Date of visit: 4/20/2011

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