Coatesville, New Zealand

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Coatesville is located in New Zealand Auckland
Coordinates: 36°42′59″S 174°38′33″E / 36.71639°S 174.64250°E / -36.71639; 174.64250Coordinates: 36°42′59″S 174°38′33″E / 36.71639°S 174.64250°E / -36.71639; 174.64250
Country New Zealand
Territorial authorityAuckland Council

Coatesville is an affluent, rural community situated approximately 30 km north-west of Auckland. Albany lies to the east, Paremoremo to the south, Riverhead to the south-west, and Dairy Flat to the north.[1][2]

The area was called Fernielea until 1926, when it was renamed after Gordon Coates, the Prime Minister at the time.[3]

Mincher is a garden of national significance in Coatesville.[4] Other gardens open to the public by appointment include Woodbridge[5] and Twin Lakes.[6]


Coatesville School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 287.[7] A school was first established in the area in 1916, but it closed in 1920. A new school opened in 1923.[3]

Coatesville Playcentre started in Coatesville Hall in the 1970s before moving into a purpose built centre next to the school in the 1980s. Playcentre offers parent-led early childhood education for children aged 0–5 years.[8]

Coatesville Learning Centre opened in 2012 catering for 1-5 year old children.


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. 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. pp. map 34. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  3. ^ a b "A Brief History of Coatesville". Coatesville Residents and Ratepayers Association. Archived from the original on August 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  4. ^ "Mincher". Friar's Gardens of New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  5. ^ "Woodbridge". New Zealand Gardens Trust. Archived from the original on May 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  6. ^ "Twin Lakes". New Zealand Gardens Trust. Retrieved 2008-08-28.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Coatesville School". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
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