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Waikowhai, Auckland Central

About Waikowhai:

Waikowhai is an Auckland suburb in New Zealand governed by the Auckland Council. Wai means "Water" in Māori, and kōwhai is a native tree with a bright yellow flower. Waikōwhai is Māori for kōwhai by the water.

The suburb is a culturally diverse neighbourhood located 20 minutes from Auckland's central business district. At Waikōwhai Bay, its southern boundary meets the Manukau Harbour.

Waikowhai has Auckland city's largest remaining block of native forest. The block was deemed too infertile for farming and was not cleared, instead being given to the Wesley Mission. Today, the forest block is home to a precious collection of Auckland's indigenous fauna and flora.

According to the 2018 New Zealand census, Waikowhai had a population of 5,439 people and 1,518 households.

Local Schools

There are three schools in Waikōwhai and many others in the surrounding suburbs. Hay Park School and Waikōwhai Intermediate are on Richardson Road next to each other, and Waikōwhai Primary is a few blocks south on Hillsborough Road.

Lynfield College and Mount Roskill Grammar School are the local secondary schools. Marcellin College and St Peter's College are nearby Catholic high schools in the area.

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Waikowhai Walkway. No need to go to Titirangi for a bushwalk.
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Each language is a window to the world. I have six such windows, one of them is Mandarin Chinese. This video is a summary of why Victoria, our Master Distiller Junior, originally Ukrainian, living in New Zealand, decided to learn Chinese, and was created for the celebration of the United Nations' Chinese Language Day on 20th of April. ...

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Yesterday's sunrise, because I slept in this morning, and I've been hiding my face a lot lately. ...

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R for radical! Some abandoned changing rooms from over a century ago. Who knew?

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Sometimes we need to search for beauty, other times, we stumble across it accidentally.
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This was a time we accidentally stumbled across a spectacular view of the Manukau Harbour, with dreamy lighting, through a forest of pines.
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I took a slow stroll today, and did some more shell-collecting for the leatherback turtle book. I even caught some sunshine, which has now disappeared. Feeling very tired today, so trying to take it easy, but glad I got some time outside. Tomorrow is a new day 😊☀️ ...

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Can we get summer back pretty please? 😅
Thank you kayo_explores for sharing 🙌 We wish the weather outside would match this one. .
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집앞에 #토종꽃 #waikowhai 가 겨울에만 흩날리는데 이쁨 ...

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* Fly me to the moon... * 🌙

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Good to be back at work today. #Waikowhai #Intermediate #TouchNZ ...

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Exploring our coast 🐚🦀 The children continue to show a strong interest in sea creatures so we went on an outing to Waikowhai Beach. Mr 3.5 wanted to find a crab. He became confident at turning over rocks, observing hundreds of crabs and calling out 'More crabs, I saw it's antennae!' As the children explored they were very curious about new discoveries such as limpets and a shrimp 🐚 The children collected loads of shells and other objects washed up from the sea. I will share the way they explored these in my next post. 🏞🐋🐳🐬🦀🐟🐠 #natureplay #oceaninquiry #explore #discover #inquirybasedlearning #playbasedlearning #tewhariki #reggioinspired #childledlearning #interestledlearning #auckland #waikowhai #sensoryplay #handsonlearning #beach #coast #exploreyourworld #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhood #preschool #education #nature #ctinquiry #cti_languageofnature ...

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Ata mārie, Auckland! 📷 This beautiful Hillsborough sunrise is courtesy of ohhhshot
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I can always be guaranteed upbeat positive vibes with this lady. #greatfriends #positivevibes #aucklandwalks #waikowhai ...

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