Port Albert, New Zealand

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Port Albert is situated on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour approximately 8 kilometres west of Wellsford, and was the last major European settlement in New Zealand. It was initially called Albertland. Due to its port and easy access, it was once projected to become New Zealand's largest city.[citation needed]

Port Albert was an area renowned for its well draining soil, which made it good farming land,[citation needed] as well as providing for fruit orchards.[1] Port Albert soil was long used to form test cricket pitches at Eden Park in Auckland.


  1. ^ "Railway Earnings - A Ministerial Thunderbolt". Poverty Bay Herald. 10 June 1910. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 

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Coordinates: 36°16′35″S 174°25′44″E / 36.27639°S 174.42889°E / -36.27639; 174.42889