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Arch Hill, Auckland Central

About Arch Hill:

Arch Hill is a tiny suburb of Auckland, New Zealand under the Auckland Council’s local government. The area is known as Arch Hill because of its topography.

Interesting Historical Facts

The ridge that became Arch Hill may have been the location of the famous Battle of 1730, the Broken Calabash Attack. This battle between the two warring Maori tribes probably took place around this ridge, likely in the area of Arch Hill.

In 1880s, Arch Hill was part of an 80-acre farm that extended from what is now Great North Road, down the gulley where the North West Motorway passes, and up the Morningside area. It was owned by Joseph and Jane Young, who had settled in Auckland in 1842, and the farm was renamed 'Arch Hill,' after Joseph had been raised near Strabane, Londonderry County, Ireland.

Outdoor Recreation

Arch Hill Reserve is a strip of lawn and hillside scrub extending along the North West Motorway. It's less than 4km from the centre of downtown Auckland.

There's more than 3km of very neat singletrack, appealing to most skills. There is an easy trail named "Training Wheels" between the trees on the motorway’s flat side. The other tracks are situated on the hillside and need at least advanced riding skills.

Local Schools

The local secondary schools that serve Arch Hill are Western Springs College, Mount Albert Grammar School, St Paul's College and St Mary's College.

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Diggy Dupé / Digital Contact Sheet / 01.03.2020 ...

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A quick sketch done between finishing work and picking up Vivi. Arch Hill is looking very verdant in the summer sun.
It’s been a long time since I attempted something like this, feeling a bit rusty.
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#sketch #urbansketch #archhill #procreate #pencilsketch
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It’s so nice that we can still get some fresh air while isolating *in our neighbourhood/local area* ... this is next to our house, and had no one on it.

It shows how important parks, trees, reserves, greenways, footpaths and community paths are. So when your rates get bumped up or you have to pay for parking - remember it goes towards those public spaces that got you through incredibly tough and anxiety inducing times — that were also only a five minute walk from your house. Those rates give you access to a bit of freedom, and it’s a privilege many don’t have.

Note: But I am also wondering when neighbourhood walks like these won’t be allowed, because it does seem too good to be true :/ #isolation #nature #ArchHill
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Oh hi there! Our Twin Peaks house has been published in a penguinbooksnz book about #NZhomes that have used recycled materials in their making. #Repurposed by Catherine Foster hit the bookstores this month and features “an inspiring array of homes that have made good use of recycled and upcycled materials, structures, spaces and furnishings”. Twin Peaks made the cut for its reuse of beautiful Arch Hill bricks that originally formed the chimney, and which now clad the new addition at the rear of the home. 📷 djdfoto .
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#inprint #twinpeaks #recycle #brick #bricklove #archhill #design #archidaily #archilovers #architecturedesign #exterior #published #renovation #project #heritage #architecture #nzarchitecture #maud
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Records & books on a wet Wednesday
TRANSISTORS - Is this anything
New Zealand garage punk power pop
#recordcollection #vinylcollection #garagepunk #newzealandbands #archhill #stuckindoors
JEAN LUC NAVETTE art books
noiremeduse
#books #art #jeanlucnavette
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Arch Hill night laps #nightride #mtb #archhill #cycling #specializedenduro #singletrack #mountainbiking #nightlights #biking ...

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How gorgeous are these beautiful Scotties - Bob & Gladys! They are our latest cover stars, along with Rex and Jennifer - their humans AND the co-owners of orexart’s new Ponsonby Road Gallery (corner of Pember Reeves Street) .

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#ponsonbynews #iloveponsonby #ponsonby #auckland #aucklandshippeststrip #onlyponsonby #ponsonbyroad #Greylynn #freemansbay #westmere #ponsonby #hernebay #stmarysbay #archhill #family #friends #coxsbay #orex #art #aucklandart
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TRANSISTORS - Is This Anything?
#vinylcommunity #instavinyl
#recordcollectionpost #vinylcollectionpost #archhill #transistors #nzrecords
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Possibly the scariest window, every time I walk past it freaks me out!!

Lockdown walks..
No filter
Doll, head and the vibes...

#dollshead #bizarre #lockdown2021 #archhill #wholivesinahouselikethis #spooky #rundown #deralict #aucklandcity #peelingpaint #rippedcurtains #thevibe #abandoned
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I had a go at the Arch Hill Night Rider mountain bike race back in August. I've never entered a MTB race and haven't ridden at night much! Awesome fun 😀 Thank you bossbikelights for the illumination. 👍 ...

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