Whitby, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority Porirua City
Date established 1960s
North Porirua Harbour
East Pauatahanui
South Ascot Park
West Paremata
Southern Whitby, with the lower lake at centre

Whitby, a large suburb of Porirua City, New Zealand, located along much of the southern shore of the Pauatahanui Inlet of Porirua Harbour was comprehensively planned in the 1960s (when still in Hutt County) and it has been continuously developed since, with current landscaping and expansion in the hills behind the eastern part of Whitby to facilitate the future growth of the suburb.

The name of the suburb itself, as well as neighbourhood and street names, have a nautical theme based around the Pacific explorer James Cook.

The suburb is commercially centered on the Whitby Shopping Centre, containing almost all the retail businesses in Whitby.

Educational Facilities[edit]

Preschool education is available from Discovery Kindergarten, Adventure Kindergarten[1] and Mana Montessori Preschool.

There are three primary schools in Whitby (Discovery, Adventure and Postgate) all catering for years 1 through 8.

A private secondary school was established in 2004, which has operated as Samuel Marsden Collegiate School since late 2005. The school has a roll of around 120 students[2] in years 7 through 12. A new classroom block was completed in mid-2007 which includes a large art room.

Public transport[edit]

Buses servicing the area;[3]

Number 266

Runs between The Crows Nest (Whitby) and Porirua Station (Porirua), stopping at following stops (among others); Only operates Monday to Friday.

  • The Crows Nest
  • Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
  • Oak Avenue (opposite 10)
  • Kahu Road (near 68)
  • Eskdale Road at Forth Place (near 16)
  • RNZ Police College - Papakowhai Road
  • Porirua Station - Stop B

Number 235

Runs between Navigation Drive (Whitby) and Paremata Station (Paremata) on school days, stopping at following stops (among others);

  • Navigation Drive
  • James Cook Drive at Discovery Drive (Park)
  • Whitby Lakes (Upper Lake)
  • Discovery Drive at Spinnaker Drive (near 4)
  • Leeward Drive at Bosun Terrace (near 25)
  • Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
  • Paremata Road (near 132)
  • Paremata Station (bus stop)

Number 230

Runs Between Navigation Drive (Whitby) and Porirua Station (Porirua), stopping at following stops (among others);

  • Navigation Drive
  • Whitby Lakes (Upper Lake)
  • Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
  • Omapere Street at Adventure Drive
  • Warspite Avenue (near 431)
  • Aotea College
  • Porirua Station - Stop B


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Coordinates: 41°07′01″S 174°53′35″E / 41.11694°S 174.89306°E / -41.11694; 174.89306