Wairau Valley, Auckland

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Wairau Valley
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Northeast Forrest Hill
Southeast Westlake
South Hillcrest
Southwest Marlborough
West Glenfield
Northwest Glenfield North

Wairau Valley is a suburb of the North Shore in the Auckland metropolitan area of northern New Zealand. The area is predominantly light industrial/commercial. The Northern Motorway passes to the east, and the Wairau Park shopping complex extends to the north.[1] Wairau Valley is part of the Glenfield North census area.[2] The valley is drained by the Wairau Creek, which flows on through Milford and discharges into Castor Bay on the Hauraki Gulf.

Education and recreation[edit]

Wairau Valley School is a coeducational special school, with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 94.[3] It caters for students up to 21 years old with intellectual disabilities.[4] The North Shore Events Centre, an indoor arena, is in Wairau Valley.


  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. map 57. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8. 
  2. ^ Quickstats about Glenfield North
  3. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Wairau Valley School
  4. ^ "Mission and Aim". Wairau Valley School. 

Coordinates: 36°46′29″S 174°44′17″E / 36.77472°S 174.73806°E / -36.77472; 174.73806