Street Stories: Streets of Lansdowne
Hinau Place and Kowhai Place
The theme of streets named after trees continued in 1957 when Hinau Place and Kowhai Place were named in the Walker subdivision. These are both small trees, the kowhai being well-known for its yellow flowers in spring, and the hinau for the copious white flowers it carries, and for the bread sometimes made from its berries. Interestingly, the principle of naming after trees was not followed for the street which both Hinau and Kowhai Places run off. Keir Crescent is named after ex Mayor, A.J. Keir.
Pic: New Zealand's floral emblem, the golden kowhai flower.