Oranga

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Oranga
Basic information
Local authority Auckland City
Facilities
Surrounds
North Greenlane
Northeast Ellerslie
East Penrose
Southeast Te Papapa
South Onehunga
Southwest Onehunga
West Royal Oak
Northwest One Tree Hill
The Oranga Community Centre.
State houses in the 'Harp of Erin' estate in Oranga, seen in 1947. Note the typical suburban cul-de-sac layout.

Oranga is a small residential suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located nine kilometres to the southeast of the city centre, between the commercial suburbs of Te Papapa and Penrose to the south and east, and the residential suburbs of One Tree Hill and Onehunga to the north and south, with which it is frequently confused. The name is from a Maori word, Oranga (noun) - meaning 'survivor, food, livelihood, welfare, health, living' [1]

It used to be a state housing neighbourhood for low-income families, but it is rapidly gentrifying. Private investors have bought up many of the state houses for renovation, and to subdivide their generous sections. Real estate agents increasingly advertise these houses as belonging to the wealthier suburb of One Tree Hill.

Local facilities include Oranga Kindergarten (neighbouring Fergusson Domain), and Oranga Primary School.[2] The local Secondary schools are One Tree Hill College, Marcellin College and Onehunga High School.

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Coordinates: 36°54′41″S 174°48′09″E / 36.911505°S 174.802473°E / -36.911505; 174.802473