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Mairehau is located in Christchurch, New Zealand
Coordinates: 43°29′56″S 172°38′25″E / 43.498884°S 172.640324°E / -43.498884; 172.640324Coordinates: 43°29′56″S 172°38′25″E / 43.498884°S 172.640324°E / -43.498884; 172.640324
 • Total0.9473 km2 (0.3658 sq mi)
 • Total2,976
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)

Mairehau is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located four kilometres north of the city centre, close to the edge of the urbanised central city area. It is home to a secondary school, Mairehau High School. Much new development is being carried out on the northern edge of Mairehau.

The suburb was named after Rose Mairehau (Maire) Hutton (née Rhodes), daughter of Arthur Rhodes, who in turn was Mayor of Christchurch in 1901–1902 and a major local property owner.[1][2]


  1. ^ Harper, Margaret (April 2008). "Christchurch Place Names" (PDF). Christchurch: Christchurch City Libraries. p. 108. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling (ed.). Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 229. ISBN 9780143204107.

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