Mangere Bridge, New Zealand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mangere Bridge
Western Mangere Bridge From Mountain.jpg
Western part of the suburb seen from Mangere Domain.
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population5,547 (2006[1])
North(Manukau Harbour)
Northeast(Mangere Inlet)
Southwest(Manukau Harbour)
West(Manukau Harbour)
Northwest(Manukau Harbour)
The Mangere Bridge suburb to the lower left, as well as the Mangere Bridge(s) in the background.

Mangere Bridge or Māngere Bridge is an Auckland suburb under the local governance of the Auckland Council, at the south end of Mangere's bridge over the Manukau Harbour.

It is home to Mangere Mountain and the Ambury Farm Park run by the Auckland Council, and backs onto rural land surrounding the Auckland Airport.[2]

It is a multicultural area, often with large families, with the suburb dominated by brick-and-tile homes built in the 1960s-1970s.[2]

Te Puea Marae, the local marae, is a tribal meeting ground for the Waikato Tainui hapū of Ngāti Kuiaarangi, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Tai and Ngāti Whāwhākia. It includes a meeting house, also called Te Puea.[3][4] The marae has helped hundreds of homeless people find housing, through a philosophy of manaakitanga.[5]

Association Football[edit]

Mangere Bridge is home to Onehunga-Mangere United football club.

Notable Residents[edit]


  1. ^ Quickstats about Mangere Bridge
  2. ^ a b "Mangere - Property". The New Zealand Herald. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". Te Puni Kōkiri.
  4. ^ "Māori Maps". Te Potiki National Trust.
  5. ^ Nielson, Michael (19 September 2018). "Te Puea Marae model of manaakitanga 'key' to tackling homelessness crisis". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. New Zealand Herald.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°56′36″S 174°47′5″E / 36.94333°S 174.78472°E / -36.94333; 174.78472