A report on Waitematā Harbour and Ōrākei

A view of the Waitematā Harbour looking nort-west towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland City skyline from the Waitematā Harbour
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae
The eastern edge of Herne Bay, one of the wooded beach reserves typical of the harbour.
The Michael Joseph Savage Memorial
A container ship sailing out of the harbour
The Auckland waterfront, one of the most popular areas of Waitematā Harbour
A sketch by John Johnson (1794-1848) of Waitematā Harbour as seen from the suburb of Ponsonby
Waitematā Harbour with the Sky Tower and Maungawhau / Mount Eden (behind Sky Tower) in the centre, as seen from the North Shore somewhere between Bayswater Marina (left) and the Harbour Bridge (out of frame, to the right).

It is located on a peninsula five kilometres to the east of the city centre, on the shore of the Waitematā Harbour, which lies to the north, and Hobson Bay and Ōrākei Basin, two arms of the Waitematā, which lie to the west and south.

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Prior to European settlement, the harbour was the site of many Tāmaki Māori pā and kāinga, including Kauri Point in Chatswood, Okā at Point Erin, Te Tō at Freemans Bay, Te Ngahuwera, Te Rerenga-oraiti at Point Britomart, and Ōrākei.

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A view of the Waitematā Harbour looking nort-west towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge

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Bastion Point seen from the fishing pier jutting out into the Waitematā Harbour.

Bastion Point

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Bastion Point seen from the fishing pier jutting out into the Waitematā Harbour.
A marae on Takaparawhau in the 1890s.
Bastion Point activist campaign at Nambassa alternatives festival 1981.
Grave and memorial near Bastion Point.
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Ōrākei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.

The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

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Auckland-based Māori hapū in New Zealand.

Auckland-based Māori hapū in New Zealand.

The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Soon after signing Te Tiriti, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the primary hapū and landowner in Tāmaki Makaurau, made a tuku (strategic gift) of 3,500 acres (1,400 hectares) of land on the Waitematā Harbour to Hobson, the new Governor of New Zealand, for the new capital.

The 700-acre Ōrākei block was all that remained.

Mission Bay, New Zealand

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Seaside suburb of Auckland city, on the North Island of New Zealand.

Seaside suburb of Auckland city, on the North Island of New Zealand.

Mission buildings at Selwyn Reserve
Trevor Moss Davis Memorial Fountain
View of Rangitoto from Mission Bay
Melanesian Mission House
View of Mission Bay Beach looking west
Mission Bay Fountain

Mission Bay is located seven kilometres to the east of the city centre, on the southern shore of the Waitematā Harbour, between Ōrākei and Kohimarama.