A report on Auckland and Okiato

Print of a painting of Auckland port, 1857
Car ferry between Opua and Okiato (with Opua in the distance)
Queen Street (c.1889); painting by Jacques Carabain. Most of the buildings depicted were demolished during rampant modernisation in the 1970s.
Plan of Russell (Okiato)
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

It was founded in 1840 and served as New Zealand's first national capital until 1841, when the seat of government was moved to Auckland.

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Auckland was founded on 18 September 1840 and was officially declared New Zealand's capital in 1841, and the transfer of the administration from Russell (now Old Russell) in the Bay of Islands was completed in 1842.

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Portrait of Capt. William Hobson by James McDonald, 1913

Capital of New Zealand

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Wellington has been the capital of New Zealand since 1865.

Wellington has been the capital of New Zealand since 1865.

Portrait of Capt. William Hobson by James McDonald, 1913
The first Government House in Auckland, as painted by Edward Ashworth in 1842 or 1843
Auckland's third Government House, shown here in the 1860s or 1870s, is today known as Old Government House
General Assembly House in Auckland in the 1870s, known as the "Shedifice"
1867 watercolour of the Wellington Provincial Council Building by L. B. Temple

New Zealand's first capital city was Old Russell (Okiato) in 1840–41.

Auckland was the second capital from 1841 until 1865, when Parliament was permanently moved to Wellington after an argument that persisted for a decade.