Northland, Wellington

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Northland is located in New Zealand Wellington
Basic information
Local authority Wellington City
Land area 126 ha (0.49 sq mi)
Coordinates 41°16′53″S 174°45′32″E / 41.28139°S 174.75889°E / -41.28139; 174.75889Coordinates: 41°16′53″S 174°45′32″E / 41.28139°S 174.75889°E / -41.28139; 174.75889
Population 3,357[1] (2013)
North Wilton
East Thorndon
Southeast Wellington CBD
South Kelburn
West Karori
Northland overlooks Wellington's Botanic Garden

Northland, a small suburb in western Wellington, New Zealand. The suburb is served by two state primary schools, Northland School and Cardinal McKeefry Catholic Primary School. The suburb is named in honour of Thomas Uchter Caulfield, Viscount Northland who was the son of Uchter Knox, 5th Earl of Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand from 1897 to 1904.[2]


The suburb, formerly known as Creswick,[3] lies to the west of Kelburn, to the east of Karori, to the south of Wadestown and to the south-east of Wilton. It sits high on the south western slopes of Tinakori Hill. The suburb is adjacent to the Wellington Botanic Garden, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary and Ian Galloway Park.


Northland contains a cluster of shops at the top of Garden Road, known as the Creswick Shops.


Churches in Northland include:

  • St Anne's Anglican Church[4]


One of Northland's bus routes passes the university. It is near to the inner city and sits above its surrounding parks. Many university students and faculty live there.

Prime Minister[edit]

Prime Ministers Michael Joseph Savage and after him Peter Fraser lived in 64-66 Harbour View Road, a house purchased for the purpose,[5][6] between 1939 and 1949. Following the general election of 1949 Sidney Holland chose to live nearer parliament at 41 Pipitea Street, Thorndon.


  1. ^ "Community Profile". Wellington City Council. 
  2. ^ "Northland". NZ History. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Crayton-Brown, Blake (10 October 2014). "Northland Rd a takeaway food paradise". The Wellingtonian. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "St Anne's Anglican Church". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Local Gossip, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23339, 6 May 1939, Page 4
  6. ^ Dominion Post (Wellington), 2012: 1 December pE1 & 26 December pA14