Waikowhai

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Waikowhai
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population7,839 (2006)
Surrounds
NorthMount Roskill (1,259 m)
NortheastThree Kings (2.9 km)
EastHillsborough (1327 m)
SoutheastMangere Bridge (3.9 km)
WestLynfield (1.7 km)
NorthwestNew Windsor (3.6 km)

Waikowhai is an Auckland suburb.

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.[1]

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.

Local Schools[edit]

Catholic secondary schools serving the area are Marcellin College and St Peter's College.

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Coordinates: 43°27′S 169°53′E / 43.450°S 169.883°E / -43.450; 169.883