|Local authority||Auckland Council|
|North||Mount Roskill (1,259 m)|
|Northeast||Three Kings (2.9 km)|
|East||Hillsborough (1327 m)|
|Southeast||Mangere Bridge (3.9 km)|
|West||Lynfield (1.7 km)|
|Northwest||New Windsor (3.6 km)|
Waikowhai is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.
According to the 2006 census, the combined districts of Waikowhai East and Waikowhai West had a population of 7839.
The name is Maori: Wai means "Water" and the Kowhai is a native tree with a bright yellow flower. Waikowhai means Kowhai by the water in Maori.
Waikowhai has the largest block of native forest left in Auckland City. The block was considered too infertile for farming and subsequently not cleared but given to the Wesley Mission. Today the forest block hosts a valuable sample of Auckland’s original fauna and flora.
- Waikowhai Intermediate
- Waikowhai Primary
- Hay Park Primary
- Lynfield College
- Mt Roskill Grammar
- Dominion Road School
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