Milford, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 5,196 (2006)
North Castor Bay
Northeast (Hauraki Gulf)
East (Hauraki Gulf)
Southeast Takapuna
South Takapuna
Southwest Westlake
West Wairau Valley
Northwest Forrest Hill
Aerial view of Milford, with Rangitoto Island, ca. 1920s-1940s

Milford is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. It is located on Auckland's North Shore on the northern side of Lake Pupuke. It also has a popular swimming beach, which runs some two kilometers from Black Rock in the south to Castor Bay in the north. The Wairau Creek empties into the Hauraki Gulf at the northern end of Milford Beach, and its lower tidal reaches host the Milford Marina.

The population of the "Lake Pupuke" statistical district, which is substantially the same as Milford, was 5,196 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 267 from 2001.[1]

Milford is part of the North Shore electorate, which is currently represented by National MP Maggie Barry.


Carmel College is a girls' secondary (years 7-13) school with a roll of 964.[2] It is a state integrated Catholic school, which was founded in 1957.[3]

Milford School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 511.[4] It opened in 1926 as a spillover from Takapuna School, and became an independent school in 1946.[5]

Both schools have a decile rating of 10.


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Coordinates: 36°46′23″S 174°45′59″E / 36.77306°S 174.76639°E / -36.77306; 174.76639