A report on Manukau City

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

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Auckland

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Large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand.

Large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand.

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

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.

A view southwards from Māngere Mountain showing South Auckland suburbs, including Māngere, Papatoetoe and Manukau.

South Auckland

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Imprecisely defined urban area of Auckland, New Zealand, with a young population, a relatively large Polynesian and Māori demographic, and lower incomes than other parts of Auckland.

Imprecisely defined urban area of Auckland, New Zealand, with a young population, a relatively large Polynesian and Māori demographic, and lower incomes than other parts of Auckland.

A view southwards from Māngere Mountain showing South Auckland suburbs, including Māngere, Papatoetoe and Manukau.

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 Council

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Local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand.

Local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand.

Phil Goff, the current Mayor of Auckland
Libertarian politician Stephen Berry speaking at the Free Speech Coalition protest in defence of Southern and Molyneux, Auckland 2018

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.

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.

East Auckland

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Area of Auckland, New Zealand, characterised in the popular mind as a socio-economically mixed urban area with a relatively large multi-cultural population.

Area of Auckland, New Zealand, characterised in the popular mind as a socio-economically mixed urban area with a relatively large multi-cultural population.

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 Pakuranga, Half Moon Bay and Botany Downs.

Papakura District

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Local council territory in New Zealand's Auckland Region that was governed by the Papakura District Council from 1989 until 2010.

Local council territory in New Zealand's Auckland Region that was governed by the Papakura District Council from 1989 until 2010.

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Papakura district (boundary red, urban area orange) in relation to the Auckland metropolitan area (grey)
British Long Range Desert Group Memorial at Papakura Army Base.
Overview of Papakura station, viewed from Clevedon Road
Papakura War Memorial on Great South Road.

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.

Current Rainbow's End logo is introduced since 2014

Rainbow's End (theme park)

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9.3 ha theme park in Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand.

9.3 ha theme park in Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand.

Current Rainbow's End logo is introduced since 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

State Highway 1 - State Highway 20 interchange

Manukau

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Suburb of South Auckland, New Zealand, centred on the Manukau City Centre business district.

Suburb of South Auckland, New Zealand, centred on the Manukau City Centre business district.

State Highway 1 - State Highway 20 interchange
Central office block of Westfield Manukau City
AUT South Campus entrance

The headquarters of Manukau City Council were in Manukau Central until the council was merged into Auckland Council in November 2010.