Wairau Valley, Auckland

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Wairau Valley
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Surrounds
NortheastForrest Hill
SoutheastWestlake
SouthHillcrest
SouthwestMarlborough
WestGlenfield
NorthwestGlenfield 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 the Hauraki Gulf from an estuary at the northern end of Milford Beach.

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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. map 57. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  2. ^ Quickstats about Glenfield North
  3. ^ Education Counts: 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