A report on Bastion PointŌrākei and Kohimarama

Bastion Point seen from the fishing pier jutting out into the Waitematā Harbour.
A marae on Takaparawhau in the 1890s.
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae
Looking west over the Eastern Beaches, Kohimarama in the middle distance. The three beaches are: in the foreground St Heliers, then Kohimarama, lastly Mission Bay.
Bastion Point activist campaign at Nambassa alternatives festival 1981.
The Michael Joseph Savage Memorial
Kohimarama
Grave and memorial near Bastion Point.
Kohimarama beach and Tamaki Drive
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Sunrise on 1 May 2009
Kohimarama

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

- Bastion Point

Local government of Kohimarama is the responsibility of the Ōrākei Local Board, which also includes the suburbs of Ōrākei, Mission Bay, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Meadowbank, Remuera and Ellerslie.

- Kohimarama

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Ōrākei.

- Ōrākei

The nearby beach named Waiparera by Māori was changed to Kohimarama Beach by Pākehā.

- Bastion Point

Ōrākei was the first location where the New Zealand Flying School operated from between October and November 1915, before moving to Mission Bay, and a permanent location at Kohimarama in 1916.

- Ōrākei

Kohimarama was the original Māori name for Bastion Point which is now named Takaparawhau by owners Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

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

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