Greenhithe, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population8,421 (2013)
NorthSchnapper Rock
NortheastUnsworth Heights
SoutheastBeach Haven
South(Waitematā Harbour)
WestHerald Island

Greenhithe is a suburb of the North Shore of Auckland in New Zealand.

In 2001 Greenhithe had a population of 4,170, according to the census. It showed dramatic growth after the North Shore City Council determined that it was to be a major growth area. By 2006, the population had increased to 6,390.[1] Where once the typical section size was a quarter to half an acre, the newer subdivisions of Wainoni, Admiral's Court and others have reduced that to around 600m2 (with a quarter acre being a shade over 1000m2). Since 1 November 2010, Greenhithe has been under the governance of Auckland Council.

Greenhithe includes the Wainoni area around Wainoni Park.[2] Wainoni is part of the Greenhithe census area.[3]

Historically, Greenhithe extended from the Upper Harbour Bridge through to Wainoni Park in the north. New subdivisions have extended the urban boundaries through to "Greenhithe North", including the northern part of Kyle Rd and Schnapper Rock. Until a proposed bridge is built to join the two Kyle Rds, these areas may have more community affiliation with Albany.

Greenhithe is bordered by Lucas Creek in the north and Hellyers Creek in the south. New Zealand Transport Agency completed the Upper Harbour Motorway through Greenhithe, in late 2007.


Greenhithe School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 483.[4] The school opened as a small rural school[5] in 1893[6] and now has 520 to 600 students.[5]

Upper Harbour Primary School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1-6), with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 280.[7] The school opened in February 2006.[8]


  1. ^ Quickstats about Greenhithe
  2. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. map 55. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  3. ^ Quickstats about Greenhithe
  4. ^ Education Counts: Greenhithe School
  5. ^ a b "Welcome". Greenhithe School. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  6. ^ Lutz, Heike; Chan, Theresa (2011). "Albany and East Coast Bays" (PDF). North Shore Heritage: Thematic Review Report. 2. p. 409. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  7. ^ Education Counts: Upper Harbour Primary School
  8. ^ "Welcome to Upper Harbour School". Retrieved 2009-04-20.

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Coordinates: 36°46′S 174°41′E / 36.767°S 174.683°E / -36.767; 174.683