Waimauku

Waimauku is a small locality in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It comes under the jurisdiction of Auckland Council, and is in the council's Rodney ward. Waimauku is approximately 4 kilometres west of Huapai on State Highway 16 at the junction with the road to Muriwai Beach. Helensville is 16 km to the north-west.[1][2] Waimauku is a Māori word which is literally translated as wai: stream and mauku: varieties of small ferns.[3]

Waimauku
Waimauku School
Waimauku
Coordinates: 36°46′7″S 174°29′36″E
Country New Zealand
RegionAuckland
Local boardRodney
WardRodney

Formerly a farming and fruit-growing community, the area around Waimauku now features a number of wineries and an increasing suburban and lifestyle farming population.

The Auckland Regional Council announced in 2007 that Western Line rail services would be extended to Helensville for a one-year trial period commencing in July 2008.[4] This service would include a stop at Waimauku.[5] A new station platform was built at Waimauku and the service commenced on 14 July 2008.[6] The service ceased in 2009, and the platform is currently unused.[7]

Marae

The local Reweti Marae is affiliated with the Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara and Ngāti Whātua hapū of Te Taoū.[8] It features Whiti te Rā meeting house.[9]

Education

Waimauku School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 664.[10]

The local secondary school is Kaipara College.

References

  1. Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. map 11. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. map 34. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  3. Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition 1979. p.475
  4. Auckland Regional Council Summary Draft Plan 2008/2009
  5. Radio New Zealand. "Commuter train services to return to Helensville". Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  6. Dearnaley, Mathew (2008-07-14). "New commuter train services". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  7. "Calls for rail to ease congestion in Auckland's north-west". Stuff.co.nz. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  9. "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  10. "Waimauku School - Profile and Contact Details". Ministry of Education. 2018-04-13.
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