Burwood, New Zealand

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 • Total1.5900 km2 (0.6139 sq mi)
 • Total2,868
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)

Burwood is a north-eastern suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. The suburb is mostly a residential area and is centred on Burwood Hospital, Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park and Bottle Lake Forest (a 31-acre (130,000 m2) recreation, forested area). Recently, the local iwi, Ngāi Tahu, created a new subdivision in the area, naming it 'Tumara Park'.[1]

Large areas of Burwood, including the Horseshoe Lake area, suffered severe damage in the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, and were abandoned under government policy that placed them in a residential red zone. Burwood contained two schools—Burwood Primary School and Windsor School—and these were amalgamated post-earthquake in 2014 in the Fifth National Government's Christchurch school restructuring to form Waitakiri Primary School.[2]


  1. ^ "Ngāi Tahu Property – Tumara Park". Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  2. ^ Parata, Hekia (20 June 2013). "Merger of Burwood School (3306) and Windsor School (3596), Christchurch" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. New Zealand Government. 2013 (78): 2138. Retrieved 11 April 2020.

Coordinates: 43°30′S 172°42′E / 43.500°S 172.700°E / -43.500; 172.700