Manukau City

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

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The area is sometimes referred to as "South Auckland", although this term never possessed official recognition and does not encompass areas such as East Auckland, which was within the city boundary.
The East Auckland area includes some south-eastern suburbs within the boundaries of the old Manukau City and Auckland City, typified by Howick, and including Panmure, Pakuranga, Half Moon Bay, Mount Wellington, Botany Downs and Dannemora.

Auckland Council

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In 2010, the entire Auckland Region was amalgamated under a single city authority, Auckland Council.
The Auckland Council took over the functions of the Auckland Regional Council and the region's seven city and district councils: Auckland City Council, Manukau City Council, Waitakere City Council, North Shore City Council, Papakura District Council, Rodney District Council and most of Franklin District Council.

South Auckland

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The area is sometimes referred to as "South Auckland", although this term never possessed official recognition and does not encompass areas such as East Auckland, which was within the city boundary.
Barry Curtis, mayor of Manukau City from 1983 to 2007, tried to discourage use of the name "South Auckland" because of its negative connotations.

Auckland

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

Papakura District

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The city expanded in a 1989 New Zealand-wide re-organisation of local government, absorbing Papatoetoe City and Howick Borough, but losing some land to the newly formed Papakura District.
The district is flanked by beaches on the Manukau Harbour to the west, Manukau City to the north and east, and had Franklin District to the south.

New Zealand State Highway 1

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The area to the south of the isthmus contains the heart of Manukau, sprawled on either side of state highways 1 and 20, the latter of which approaches from the west after crossing Mangere Bridge.
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.

Maraetai

This extended towards the Hunua Ranges close to the Firth of Thames, and took in such communities as Clevedon and Maraetai.
Maraetai is a town in the former Manukau City and the easternmost suburb of greater Auckland in New Zealand.

Papakura

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Beyond Manukau City to the south is Papakura and the Franklin District, which are less urban, but still part of the Auckland Region, and to some extent regarded as an integral part of Auckland's urban area.
Prior to that time, a smaller area was known as Papakura City, which was a small city of New Zealand, but the new district included parts of the surrounding rural countryside that had previously been part of Manukau City.

Franklin District

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Beyond Manukau City to the south is Papakura and the Franklin District, which are less urban, but still part of the Auckland Region, and to some extent regarded as an integral part of Auckland's urban area.
The Auckland portion is now part of the Franklin ward, which also includes rural parts of the former Manukau City.

Otahuhu

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The Manukau City area is concentrated immediately to the south of the Otahuhu isthmus, the narrowest connection between Auckland City and the Northland region and the rest of the North Island.
Otahuhu was home to the country's first supermarket, and Otahuhu College, to which several famous personalities went, including heavyweight boxing champion David Tua, former prime minister David Lange, and ex-Manukau City Mayor, Sir Barry Curtis.

Rainbow's End (theme park)

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Manukau City includes the theme park Rainbow's End, and one of the oldest shopping malls in the country, now called Westfield Manukau City.
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.

Orere Point

Orere Point is a large rural suburb of Manukau City in Auckland.

Auckland Airport

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Auckland Airport is located in Mangere, in the west of Manukau, close to the waters of the Manukau Harbour.
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).

Middlemore

Middlemore is a suburb of the former Manukau City, one of the four cities that made up the conurbation of Auckland, in northern New Zealand, until 2010.

Manurewa

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

Tamaki River

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At its narrowest, between the Otahuhu Creek arm of the Tamaki River (itself an estuarial arm of the Hauraki Gulf) in the east and the Mangere Inlet (an arm of the Manukau Harbour) to the west, the isthmus is only some 1500 metres across.
Due to its extent north–south and its position between Auckland City and its eastern neighbour Manukau City, the river is a natural barrier to traffic, especially as only three bridges cross it, all heavily trafficked and increasingly incapable of taking the peak hour flows.

Wiri

Wiri, Auckland
It was formerly part of Manukau City until the merger of all of Auckland's councils into the 'super city' in 2010.

Otara

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

Howick, New Zealand

HowickMorrin CooperHowick Central
Like most of the rest of the region, Manukau is ethnically diverse, and is home to many peoples, especially Māori and members of Polynesian ethnicities, with a recent concentration of Asians in and near Howick.
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.

Jim Anderton

Anderton, JimJames Patrick Anderton
Anderton's political career began when he was elected to the Manukau City Council in 1965.

Manukau

Manukau CentralManukau City CentreManukau, Auckland, New Zealand
The headquarters of Manukau City Council were in Manukau Central until the council was merged into Auckland Council in November 2010.

Manukau Heights

Manukau Heights is a suburb to the east of the centre of the former Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand.

Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Half Moon Bay
It formed part of Manukau City until the amalgamation of the entire Auckland Region in 2010 under one governing authority, Auckland Council.

Manurewa East

Formerly part of Manukau City, it is now under the local governance of Auckland Council, following the merger of Manukau City Council with all of Auckland's other councils in 2010 to form a single authority.

Barry Curtis (mayor)

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Curtis was first elected as a Manukau City councillor in 1968, three years after Manukau City was formed and was re-elected in 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980.