Avondale, Auckland

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Avondale is a suburb in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Whau ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions for the Auckland Council.wikipedia
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Avondale is a suburb in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Whau ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions for the Auckland Council.
Queen Street, Britomart, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, Newmarket and Parnell are local retail areas, whilst the Otara and Avondale fleamarkets offer an alternative shopping experience on weekend mornings.

Whau River

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Te Whau became Avondale District on 5 June 1882, although the old name survives in the Whau River, an estuarial arm of the Waitematā Harbour, which runs along the western edge of the suburb.
It flows north for 5.7 km from its origin at the confluence of the Avondale Stream and Whau Stream to its mouth between the Te Atatu peninsula and the long, thin Rosebank Peninsula in Avondale.

Great North Road, Auckland

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The first European settler in the area was John Sheddon Adam in 1843, but settlement did not occur in larger numbers until the late 1850s, with the completion of Great North Road.
It begins as a continuation of Karangahape Road from the latter's terminus with Ponsonby Road and Newton Road, and passes through the western suburbs of Arch Hill, Grey Lynn, Western Springs, Point Chevalier, Waterview, Avondale, New Lynn, Kelston, Glendene and Henderson before becoming Swanson Road at the intersection with Lincoln Road.

Avondale College, Auckland

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Avondale is home to Avondale College, the third largest high school in New Zealand.
Avondale College is a state coeducational secondary school located in the central Auckland, New Zealand, suburb of Avondale.

Delena cancerides

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The so-called Avondale spider (Delena cancerides), an introduced species of a spectacular but harmless Australian huntsman spider, was for decades only found in the area surrounding Avondale, and thus received its New Zealand name.
It has been introduced to New Zealand, where it is sometimes known as the Avondale spider as they are commonly found in the suburb of Avondale, Auckland.

Kiwifruit

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It was here that the "Hayward" cultivar of the Chinese gooseberry, later known as the kiwifruit, was developed by Hayward Wright.
The familiar cultivar 'Hayward' was developed by Hayward Wright in Avondale, New Zealand, around 1924.

John Bollard (politician)

John Bollard
A prominent community leader and Member of Parliament was John Bollard, who lived in Avondale from 1861 to 1915.
They lived at Rosebank Road in Avondale their entire married life.

New Lynn

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Suburbs surrounding New Lynn include Blockhouse Bay, Avondale, Titirangi and Green Bay.

Waterview, New Zealand

Waterview
Community facilities are available at Point Chevalier or Avondale, 20–30 minutes walk away.

Avondale railway station, Auckland

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Avondale Railway Station is situated on the Western Line of Auckland's metropolitan rail network.

Green Bay, New Zealand

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Blockhouse Bay

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Rosebank, Auckland

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Avondale also had numerous market gardens, especially on the Rosebank Peninsula.

New Zealand

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Avondale is a suburb in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Whau ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions for the Auckland Council.

Auckland Council

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Avondale is a suburb in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Whau ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions for the Auckland Council.

Māori language

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It was originally called Te Whau, which is the common name, of Māori origin, for Entelea arborescens, a native tree.

Waitematā Harbour

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Te Whau became Avondale District on 5 June 1882, although the old name survives in the Whau River, an estuarial arm of the Waitematā Harbour, which runs along the western edge of the suburb.

Auckland City Council

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In 1927 the Avondale Borough Council was absorbed into the Auckland City Council.

Introduced species

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The so-called Avondale spider (Delena cancerides), an introduced species of a spectacular but harmless Australian huntsman spider, was for decades only found in the area surrounding Avondale, and thus received its New Zealand name.

Panuku Development Auckland

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In 2017, the council-controlled organisation Panuku Development Auckland announced a major redevelopment of Avondale town centre, including a new library building, community and recreation centre, increased housing and local business development.

Western Line, Auckland

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Avondale Railway Station is situated on the Western Line of Auckland's metropolitan rail network.

Auckland Libraries

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Avondale has a local branch of the Auckland Libraries system.

Hindus

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Avondale has several places of worship, including multiple churches, a Hindu temple, and a mosque.

Mosque

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Avondale has several places of worship, including multiple churches, a Hindu temple, and a mosque.