Grenada, New Zealand

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Grenada
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Electoral wardNorthern
Postcode(s)
5028[1]
NorthGrenada North
EastHorokiwi
SouthPaparangi
WestGlenside

Grenada, is one of the northern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, between Paparangi and Grenada North.

In 1991 a new landfill was opened in Grenada, with direct access via an overbridge to the adjacent motorway. A road extension would give Newlands and Paparangi access to the motorway, but the Grenada Village Progressive Association was concerned about any increase in traffic and car speeds. From 1994 the WCC consulted with residents, and in 2009 the "Mark Avenue Extension" connecting the two roads was opened by the Mayor. The new subdivision was called Hunter Hills, and future roads would give access to the Lincolnshire Farms development.[2]

History[edit]

Grenada, originally known as the McMillan Block and then as Grenada Village, was initially planned by Paparangi Properties in 1975. It was then taken over by Grenada Estates, who started development in 1977, with large scale developments including a school and shopping centre planned. Development slowed in the 1980s with the rise in oil prices, but continued steadily over the next twenty years. The suburb was named after Grenada in the Caribbean, and many streets are named after Caribbean islands.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wellington-Wairarapa Region" (PDF). Postcode Listings - Urban areas. New Zealand Post. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ Robertson, Lawson & Louise (2012). Up in the Breezy Hills: The History of the suburb Newlands-Paparangi. Wellington: Robertson. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-877572-48-7.
  3. ^ Robertson, Lawson & Louise (2012). Up in the Breezy Hills: The History of the suburb Newlands-Paparangi. Wellington: Robertson. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-877572-48-7.