Stanley Bay, New Zealand

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Stanley Bay
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore
Population2,187 (2006)
North(Ngataringa Bay)
Northeast(Ngataringa Bay)
Southeast(Waitematā Harbour)
South(Waitematā Harbour)
Southwest(Waitematā Harbour)
West(Waitematā Harbour)
Northwest(Shoal Bay)
Stanley Point, the westernmost part of Stanley Bay.

Stanley Bay on the North Shore, New Zealand is a small suburb near Devonport. It is mostly residential; the surrounding towns and shops are only a walk away. The Devonport Naval Base lies to the east of the bay on the south side of the Stanley Bay peninsula and is connected to storage facilities on the north side at Ngataringa Bay by a tunnel.[1]

The population was 2,187 in the 2006 census, an increase of 24 from 2001.[2]


The area is named after Owen Stanley, Captain of H.M.S. Britomart, who conducted a survey of the Waitematā Harbour in 1841.[3]


Stanley Bay School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1–6), with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 313.[4] The school celebrated its centenary on Labour Weekend 2009. Stanley Bay published a book called Supertastic Marvellistic, featuring stories written by the children and one from poet Kevin Ireland, with all profits going to charity. The school motto is "Those Who Do Their Best Do Well" which was updated from the gender specific version "He Who Does His Best Does Well" in the early 1980s.[5]


  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. maps 66–67. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  2. ^ Quickstats about Stanley Bay
  3. ^ "Stanley Street". Auckland Museum. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Stanley Bay School
  5. ^ "Centennial & Reunion". Stanley Bay School. Retrieved 2009-02-07.

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Coordinates: 36°49′37″S 174°47′20″E / 36.827°S 174.789°E / -36.827; 174.789