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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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In the middle of the night, in the pouring rain, our Waikōwhai team and professional house movers, lifted two homes from their foundations and shipped them out of Mt Roskill.

They are destined for Whāngārei but are currently holed-up in Whenuapai waiting to be cleared to cross the Northland-Auckland COVID19 border.

We are removing 7,000 old state homes on behalf of kaingaoragovtnz, so they can build 25,000 new, warm, dry homes for Aucklanders who need them the most.

As part of our House Removal Programme, we have been working with Kāinga Ora to ensure that we can repurpose and relocate as many of the 7,000 as possible.

Of the 500 we have removed to date, we have been able to be
relocate more than 130. That's well over the industry average of 7%, noting that many can't be repurposed because of their style, age, level of decay and contamination.

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