Forrest Hill, New Zealand

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Forrest Hill
View of the North Shore and Auckland City from Forrest Hill
View of the North Shore and Auckland City from Forrest Hill
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore ward - (Devonport-Takapuna Local Board)[1]
 • Total5,736
Sunnynook Crown Hill
Glenfield North
Forrest Hill
Castor Bay
Glenfield Westlake Milford

Forrest Hill is a suburb of Auckland.

Forrest Hill is under the local governance of Auckland Council. It was previously governed by the North Shore City Council, which amalgamated into Auckland Council on 1 November 2010. The population was 5,736 in the 2013 census, an increase of 453 from 2006.[2]

Forrest Hill Road and (ultimately) the whole suburb of Forrest Hill is named after Lt. Hugh Alexander Forrest, born in Wellington on 30 May 1893, who was killed in action on 12 October 1917, in the First Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1. The Takapuna Borough Council renamed Whites Hill Road in his honour at a council meeting on 22 October 1919, and the entire area was named after the road about five decades later.[3]

Association football[edit]

Forrest Hill is home to Forrest Hill Milford who compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier.


Forrest Hill School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 388.[4]


  1. ^ "Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan" (PDF). Auckland Council. 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Forrest Hill
  3. ^ "Forrest Hill, North Shore". Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) – Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Forrest Hill School

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Coordinates: 36°46′02″S 174°44′53″E / 36.76722°S 174.74806°E / -36.76722; 174.74806