Waimauku

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Waimauku
Waimauku is located in New Zealand Auckland
Waimauku
Waimauku
Coordinates: 36°46′7″S 174°29′36″E / 36.76861°S 174.49333°E / -36.76861; 174.49333Coordinates: 36°46′7″S 174°29′36″E / 36.76861°S 174.49333°E / -36.76861; 174.49333
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland Region
District Rodney District

Waimauku is a small locality in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It is in the Western Ward of the Rodney District. 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]

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

Waimauku Railway Station

The Auckland Regional Council announced in 2007 that 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] This service has since ceased and the platform is currently unused.

Education[edit]

Waimauku School

Waimauku School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 680.[7]

The local State secondary school is Kaipara College. Catholic students usually commute to Saint Dominics (girls) or Liston College (boys) in the nearby Henderson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. map 11. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  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. [dead link]
  6. ^ Dearnaley, Mathew (2008-07-14). "New commuter train services". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Waimauku School". Ministry of Education. 

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