Stanmore Bay

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Stanmore Bay
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 5,007 (2006)
North (Whangaparaoa Bay)
East Manly
Southeast Wade Heads
Southwest (Weiti River)
Gulf Harbour is located in New Zealand Auckland
Gulf Harbour
Gulf Harbour
Sunset at Stanmore Bay.
The last rays of the setting sun light up the headland at Stanmore Bay.

Stanmore Bay is a suburb and beach on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. The beach is on the northern side of the peninsula.[1]

The population was 5,007 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 405 from 2001.[2]


Whangaparaoa College is a secondary (years 7-13) school with a decile rating of 9[3] and a roll of 1481[4] (February 2017). The college opened at the beginning of 2005, incorporating Hibiscus Coast Intermediate School.[5] It was initially called Stanmore Bay Secondary School.[6]

Stanmore Bay School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 8[7] and a roll of 574[4] (February 2017). The school celebrated its 25th Jubilee in 2004.[8]

Both schools are coeducational.


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 11. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ The population is the sum of the statistical areas of Stanmore Bay West (Quickstats about Stanmore Bay West) and Stanmore Bay East (Quickstats about Stanmore Bay East)
  3. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Whangaparaoa College
  4. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Education Review Report - Whangaparaoa College". Education Review Office. July 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-27. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Mergers, Closures and New Schools, January 2005 - December 2005" (XLS). Education Counts. 
  7. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Stanmore Bay School
  8. ^ "Stanmore Bay School 25th Jubilee Celebration". Education Gazette New Zealand. 83 (8). 10 May 2004. 

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Coordinates: 36°38′S 174°44′E / 36.633°S 174.733°E / -36.633; 174.733