Owairaka

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For the volcanic peak, see Mount Albert (New Zealand).
Suburb: Owairaka
City: Auckland
Island: North Island
Surrounded by

 - to the north
 - to the north-east
 - to the east
 - to the south-east
 - to the south-west
 - to the west
 - to the north-west


Mount Albert (894 m)

Morningside (2.3 km)
Sandringham (1081 m)
Wesley (1.6 km)
New Windsor (1.5 km)
Avondale (2.2 km)
Waterview (2.8 km)

Owairaka is an Auckland suburb. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.

According to the 2001 census, Owairaka has a population of 6678. The local state secondary school is Mount Albert Grammar School .

Owairaka is home to the world famous Owairaka Athletic Club [1] which is based at the historic Lovelock Track where five world records have been set.[2] During the 1960s the club led the world in middle and long distance running under the guidance of the legendary coach Arthur Lydiard (ONZ,OBE),[3] producing many international and national champions, most notably, Murray Halberg (ONZ, MBE) [4] and the New Zealand Athlete of the Century, Peter Snell (KNZM, MBE).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auckland City Athletic Club History, Auckland City Athletic Club, retrieved 28 January 2013 
  2. ^ Owairaka Athletic Club History, Owairaka Athletic Club, 2012, retrieved 28 January 2013 
  3. ^ Arthur Lydiard, NZ History, retrieved 28 January 2013 
  4. ^ Halberg, Murray Gordon, MBE, Encyclopedia of New Zealand, retrieved 28 January 2013 
  5. ^ Peter Snell, NZ Olympic Committee, retrieved 28 January 2013 

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Coordinates: 36°53′42″S 174°43′18″E / 36.895071°S 174.721551°E / -36.895071; 174.721551