Te Matau a Pohe Distant Chant

Te Matau a Pohe- Whangarei's new bridge.

A Bascule Bridge can be defined as one that has a moveable section with a counterweight that balances the "leaf" while that is being moved from its closed position to allow the passage of boats.

The challenge, or Karanga is all part of an elaborate ceremony of welcome- I would love it if someone reading this would put thier own definition in terms of what happened at the bridge that morning.

Copyright: Asset Imaging Photography
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13168x6584
Taken: 03/08/2013
Uploaded: 05/08/2013
Updated: 30/09/2014


Tags: bridge; opening; waka; chant; bascule; opening day
  • Phil over 1 year ago
    so many people and car clubs went to a lot of effort to present there cars for this event and some travelled considerable distance. Probably 100 or so classic and vintage cars and bus's and many motorcycles.. Where are the photos of these???
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