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Churchill Park, Glendowie

Churchill Park is a 40-hectare park in the Auckland suburb of Glendowie, in New Zealand. It was named after Winston Churchill upon the parks creation in 1945, and lies on the eastern side of the Auckland Isthmus towards the Tamaki River. Glendowi ...

Clarks Beach

Clarks Beach is a small town of Auckland, New Zealand. It is in the former Franklin District local government area. Primarily a beachside rural town, situated within the Manukau Harbour, at the mouth of the Waiuku River, it fronts the harbour and ...

Coatesville, New Zealand

Coatesville is an affluent, rural community situated approximately 30 km north-west of Auckland. Albany lies to the east, Paremoremo to the south, Riverhead to the south-west, and Dairy Flat to the north. The area was called Fernielea until 1926, ...

Colville Channel

The Colville Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the easternmost channel, lying between the southern end of Great Barrier Island and Cape Colville at ...

Coxs Bay

Coxs Bay or Opoututeka is a bay located in the Waitematā Harbour in the Auckland region of New Zealand. The settlements of Westmere and Herne Bay are adjacent suburbs to the south and north respectively. To the east lies Ponsonby and the south ea ...

Cradock Channel

The Cradock Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the central channel, lying between Great Barrier Island to the east and Little Barrier Island to the ...

Crater Hill

Crater Hill is one of the volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field. It consists of an explosion crater about 600m wide, partly filled with water. Late in the eruption sequence lava welled up inside the explosion crater creating a lava lake. This ...

Duders Beach

Duders Beach is located in Manukau City, New Zealand, to the east of Maraetai on the North Road from Clevedon. Duder Regional Park is on the headland immediately to the east. The land was purchased in 1866 from the original Maori owners Ngāi Tai ...

Duders Hill

Duders Hill was a 20 metre high scoria mound located on the Devonport coast, on the lower south-east slopes of Takarunga / Mount Victoria, in the Auckland volcanic field. It was mostly quarried away in the early 20th century. It is thought to hav ...

Franklin Ward

The Franklin Ward is the southernmost ward on the Auckland Council. The Franklin ward has one local board, also called Franklin; the Franklin Local Board has three subdivisions - Wairoa, Pukekohe and Waiuku. Franklin is currently represented by B ...

Gannet Rock

See Alderney for the gannet colony Les Etacs, popularly called Gannet Rock Gannet Rock, also known as Horuhoru, is an uninhabited rocky islet lying in the Hauraki Gulf, about 1.5 km north of the north-eastern end of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. I ...

Glenbrook, New Zealand

Glenbrook is a rural and industrial area in the Franklin district of New Zealand. The industrial site, that of New Zealands major steel mill, New Zealand Steel, is not located close to any towns - the surrounding countryside is occupied by farms. ...

Glorit

Glorit is a rural community in the Auckland Region of New Zealands North Island. State Highway 16 runs through the area, connecting to Tauhoa 12 km to the north and Helensville to the south. The settlement was established in 1868 and celebrated i ...

Green Hill, New Zealand

Green Hill is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field, located in the suburb of Greenmount. Its scoria cone had a peak 78 metres above sea level, and had a grove of karaka trees. The hill was the site of a Ngāi Tai iwi pā. It was quar ...

Hampton Park, New Zealand

Hampton Park is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. A small scoria cone reaching 35 metres above sea level, with a shallow crater around 50 metres wide, which has been modified by quarrying. The scoria cone sits in the centre of ...

Huapai

Huapai is a locality north-west of Auckland, New Zealand. State Highway 16 and the North Auckland Railway Line pass through it. Kumeu is adjacent to the east, Riverhead is to the north-east, and Waimauku to the west. The locality is part of the K ...

Jellicoe Channel

The Jellicoe Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the westernmost channel, lying between Cape Rodney on the North Auckland Peninsula and Little Barrie ...

Kepa Bush Reserve, New Zealand

Kepa Bush Reserve is an Ecological Reserve in Eastern Auckland in New Zealand. It is situated near the smaller St Johns Bush and is also known as the Pourewa Valley.

Kingseat, Auckland

Kingseat is a rural community between Karaka and Waiuku located on the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. Kingseat was originally part of Patumahoe and was not actually recognised as a specific area until a mental hospital known as Kingsea ...

Kohuora

Kohuora, located in the suburb of Papatoetoe, is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. It has an explosion crater around 600 m wide, 30 m deep and with an irregular V-shape indicating it was formed by at least three explosion crate ...

Lake Kawaupaka

Lake Kawaupaku is a small lake near Te Henga in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. The lake is on private land, and is one of the few dune lakes in the region to be surrounded by native forest.

Lake Kereta

Lake Kereta lies at the South Head peninsula of the Kaipara Harbour, in the Rodney District, along the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The surface area of the lake is about 32 hectares with a maximum depth of 1.5 metres and water t ...

Lake Rototoa

Lake Rototoa is a lake located at the northern end of the south head of the Kaipara Harbour in the Rodney District of Auckland Region, New Zealand. With a surface area of 1.39 km 2 and a maximum depth of 26 m, it is the largest and deepest of a s ...

Little Rangitoto

Little Rangitoto is a volcano in the Auckland volcanic field in Remuera, New Zealand. This scoria cone had a peak 75 metres above sea level 30m higher than the surrounding land before it was mostly quarried away. The quarry site is now Little Ran ...

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

The Lower Nihotupu Reservoir is one of five reservoirs in the Waitākere Ranges that supply water to Auckland. Built between 1945 and 1948, the reservoir covers an area of 52.9 hectares and has a capacity of 4.6 million cubic metres. The reservoir ...

Mangere Lagoon

Mangere Lagoon is a lagoon in the Manukau Harbour, New Zealand. It occupies a volcanic crater or maar which is part of the Auckland volcanic field. Oval and about 600m long, it has a small restored scoria island remaining in the centre. In the 19 ...

Māngere Mountain

Māngere Mountain in Māngere Domain is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field, with a peak 106 metres above sea level. It was the site of a major pā and many of the pās earthworks are still obvious. It has extensive panor ...

Manly, New Zealand

Manly is a suburb on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, towards the northern end of Auckland, New Zealand. Manly Village is an established shopping centre, with the residential areas of Big Manly to the north and Little Manly to the south. The area was ...

Manukau Heads

The Manukau Heads is the name given to the two promontories that form the entrance to the Manukau Harbour - one of the two harbours of Auckland in New Zealand. The southern head, at the northern tip of Awhitu Peninsula, is simply termed "The Sout ...

Maraetai

Maraetai is a town in the former Manukau City and the easternmost suburb of greater Auckland in New Zealand. The closest town, Beachlands, lies approximately 4 km to the west. Its name is Māori meaning "meeting place by the sea". Maraetai was the ...

Mathesons Bay

Mathesons Bay or Te Kohuroa is a small beach in the Rodney district of the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It is 21 kilometres north-east of Warkworth, near the small community of Leigh. It comprises mainly holiday homes, with a small number of p ...

Matiatia

Matiatia is a location at the western end of Waiheke Island, in New Zealands Hauraki Gulf. The name is used for both a valley and its surrounding hills, with the valley stretching down to a foreshore and wharf on the gulf. Matiatia is known as "T ...

Matukutureia

Matukutūreia is one of the volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field. It has a peak 73 metres above sea level, and was the site of a pā. The scoria cone was originally crescent-shaped and featured Māori terraces and kumara pits, before extens ...

Matukutururu

Matukutūruru is a volcano in Wiri, in the Auckland volcanic field. It had a scoria cone reaching 80 metres above sea level, which was quarried away. The lava flows created 290m long Wiri Lava Cave. The hill was the site of a pā. In late 2011 the ...

Maungarei

Maungarei / Mount Wellington is a 135-metre volcanic peak located in the Auckland volcanic field of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the youngest onshore volcano of the Auckland volcanic field, having been formed by an eruption around 10.000 years ag ...

Maungataketake

Maungataketake is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field in New Zealand. It had a 76 m high scoria cone, beside a 100 m wide crater, before they were quarried away. It was the site of a pā. Layers of volcanic tuff and ash from Maunga ...

McLennan Hills

McLennan Hills is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. It was a group of cratered scoria mounds up to 45 m high, before it was quarried away. A 1940 aerial photo shows a crater around 100 m wide, one around 50 m wide, and 2 or 3 s ...

Mokohinau Islands

The Mokohinau Islands are a small group of islands that lie off the northeast coast of New Zealands North Island. The islands are 100 km northeast of Auckland, 21 km northwest of Great Barrier Island and approximately 52 km east of Bream Head. Th ...

Moturekareka Island

Moturekareka Island is a small island off the southern edge of Kawau Island in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf, approximately 43.7 km north of Auckland. It is separated from nearby Motuketekete Island by Blanche Channel. A full-rigged four-masted steel sh ...

Mount Cambria

Mount Cambria is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. Located in the suburb of Devonport north-east of Mt Victoria, its 30-metre scoria cone was quarried away. The site is now Cambria Reserve. It was named Heaphy Hill after Charle ...

Mount Hobson (Auckland)

Ōhinerau / Mount Hobson is a 143 m high volcanic cone in the Auckland volcanic field in Auckland, New Zealand. Located in the Remuera suburb, to the east of the Newmarket commercial suburb, it has been extensively modified by human use, first by ...

Mount Hobson (Great Barrier Island)

Mount Hobson is the highest mountain on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Located in the centre of the island, it rises 627 m above sea level. Various mountain tracks allow relatively easy access to the summit, with the shortest 2 hour track lea ...

Mount Saint John (New Zealand)

Mount Saint John is a volcanic scoria cone in Epsom, in the Auckland volcanic field of New Zealand. It has a peak 126 metres above sea level and a crater around 150 m wide. It was the site of a pā, and has retained Māori earthworks from that era ...

Mount Smart

Rarotonga / Mount Smart is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. Quarrying removed almost all the scoria cone, which was 87 m high. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, it was extensively terraced and used as a defensive pā. The form ...

Ngarango Otainui Island

Ngarango Otainui Island is an Island privately owned by Arzan Hajee and Arif Hajee. It is situated in the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. The Island is 5 km from the Auckland Airport and 10 km from Auckland CBD. It can be visible from O ...

NorthWest Shopping Centre

NorthWest Shopping Centre is a shopping mall located in Westgate, a suburb in the northwest of Auckland, New Zealand. It is situated on the other side of Fred Taylor Drive from the pre-existing Westgate Shopping Centre. The shopping centre was op ...

Okura, New Zealand

Okura is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. Okura is a small village on the south shore of the Okura River. It is the only location that provides access to the Okura River in the form of b ...

Onepoto (volcanic crater)

Onepoto is the name of a volcanic explosion crater in North Shore City, New Zealand. It is a part of the Auckland volcanic field. Located near the approaches to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, it was created by a series of eruptions approximately 18 ...

Oneroa, New Zealand

Oneroa is a settlement on Waiheke Island in northern New Zealand. It was known as the capital city of the island. The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "long beach" for Oneroa.

Onetangi Bay

Onetangi Bay is a large bay on the north coast of Waiheke Island in northern New Zealand. The settlement of is also situated here. The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is located here, housing the 50 hectares Onetangi Reserve. In the Māori language, the ...