A report on Auckland and Manukau City

Print of a painting of Auckland port, 1857
Queen Street (c.1889); painting by Jacques Carabain. Most of the buildings depicted were demolished during rampant modernisation in the 1970s.
Looking east over the area that became Wynyard Quarter with the Auckland CBD in the middle distance, c. 1950s.
The urbanised extent of Auckland (red),
Satellite view of the Auckland isthmus and Waitematā Harbour
A view over Chelsea Sugar Refinery's lower dam towards Auckland Harbour Bridge and the CBD
The volcanic Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, with the remnant of Takaroro / Mount Cambria in the foreground (yellow, grassy reserve) . Viewed from Takarunga / Mount Victoria over Devonport.
Asians are Auckland's fastest growing ethnic group. Here, lion dancers perform at the Auckland Lantern Festival.
St Matthew-in-the-City, a historic Anglican church in the Auckland CBD
Projection of the Auckland Region's population growth to 2031
Pedestrians on Vulcan Lane in the CBD
The modern section of the Auckland Art Gallery, completed in 2011
Albert Park in central Auckland
View from the top of Maungawhau / Mount Eden
Landmark House
The twin towers of the National Bank Centre are among the tallest buildings in Auckland
Terraced housing built in 1897 as residential buildings and associated place houses for John Endean
Auckland Town Hall entrance on Queen Street
Old Government House, former residence of the Governor
The University of Auckland clock tower building is a 'Category I' historic place, completed in 1926
Railway lines serve the western, southern and eastern parts of the city from the Britomart Transport Centre.
Aerial view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland CBD skyline and Harbour Bridge at sunset.
The International Terminal at Auckland International Airport
Otahuhu Power Station's 404MW combined cycle turbine, also known as Otahuhu B

Manukau City was a territorial authority district in Auckland, New Zealand, that was governed by the Manukau City Council.

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They also allowed further massive expansion that resulted in the growth of suburban areas such as the North Shore (especially after the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the late 1950s), and Manukau City in the south.

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Aerial overview of Maraetai beach, showing township and pier

Maraetai

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Aerial overview of Maraetai beach, showing township and pier
Rainbow after sun breaks through a heavy shower at Maraetai Beach.

Maraetai is a town in the former Manukau City and the easternmost suburb of greater Auckland in New Zealand.

Auckland Airport

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Largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

Largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

Mangere International Airport in 1965
Aerial view (2017)
International Terminal
International Terminal check-in hall underneath the departures level.
The Air New Zealand domestic check in hall at Auckland Airport in June 2012
AKL international terminal
New international departure atrium at Auckland Airport in 2010

The airport is located near Māngere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 km south of the Auckland city centre.

At that time the major shareholders were Auckland City Council (25.8 per cent), Manukau City Council (9.6 per cent) and North Shore City Council (7.1 per cent).

SH1 Ngauranga Gorge, 1912

State Highway 1 (New Zealand)

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Longest and most significant road in the New Zealand road network, running the length of both main islands.

Longest and most significant road in the New Zealand road network, running the length of both main islands.

SH1 Ngauranga Gorge, 1912
SH 1 near Cape Reinga. Sealing of this section was completed in April 2010.
SH 1 as the Auckland Northern Motorway, looking north from Forrest Hill, North Shore.
SH 1 crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
SH 1 through the Central Motorway Junction ("Spaghetti Junction").
SH 1, as the Southern Motorway, in Otahuhu, Auckland
Travelling north on SH 1 through the Rangipo Desert. This section is known as the Desert Road, and is frequently closed by snow in winter.
SH 1 as the Wellington Urban Motorway, running beside Wellington Harbour.
SH 1 passing through the North Canterbury town of Cheviot
Upgrading of SH1 to four lanes in Harewood, Christchurch and grade-separating at Memorial Avenue is under construction
Dunedin-Waitati Hwy looking north from near the Pigeon Flat Overbridge. Blueskin Bay is visible in the background
In Dunedin, the highway forms a pair multi-lane one-way streets. Cumberland Street, 1 km south of the city centre.
SH 1 in the Otago town of Waihola.
Signpost at Stirling Point, Bluff.

At Orewa, the motorway becomes toll-free, crossing farmland to the North Shore of Auckland.

The motorway continues in a broadly southeast direction across the Auckland isthmus, then through Manukau and Papakura to the top of the Bombay Hills, just short of the Auckland/Waikato boundary.

Howick, New Zealand

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An 1888 German map of Auckland showing Howick on the right edge.
Main Picton Street, with Stockade Hill in the distance.
Howick Historical Village.
Howick Beach.
All Saints Church, Howick, New Zealand. The first parish church in Auckland.

Howick is an eastern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, forming part of what is sometimes called East Auckland.

In 1989 the local government reorganisation in New Zealand saw Howick become a ward within Manukau City, with its Borough Council being replaced by a Community Board and Councillor representation.

Current Rainbow's End logo is introduced since 2014

Rainbow's End (theme park)

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Current Rainbow's End logo is introduced since 2014

Rainbow's End is a 9.3 ha theme park in Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opened in 1982 on the site of a former skate park, the park extended its lease in 2010 for another 24 years after five years of discussions with the Manukau City Council.

Ōtara

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Ōtara Town Centre
Ōtara Fleamarket

Ōtara is a suburb of South Auckland, New Zealand (formerly Manukau City), situated 18 kilometres to the southeast of the Auckland CBD.

Len Brown, first Auckland "Super City" Mayor and former Manukau City Mayor prior to the "Super City" merge

Auckland Botanic Gardens entrance

Manurewa

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Major suburb in South Auckland, New Zealand.

Major suburb in South Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland Botanic Gardens entrance

It was part of Manukau City before the creation of the Auckland super city in 2010.

Manurewa had a local government just like other suburbs of Auckland at that time.

Utsunomiya

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Prefectural capital city of Tochigi Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan.

Prefectural capital city of Tochigi Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan.

Utsunomiya City Hall
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🇳🇿 Auckland (then Manukau City), New Zealand, sister city since February 24, 1982