Wikipedia:WikiProject Auckland

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WikiProject Auckland
This WikiProject aims primarily to provide information on articles relating to the Auckland Region, especially the Auckland metropolitan area. Feel free to contribute to any articles relating to WikiProject Auckland and add your name to our list of participants.

Nuvola apps kview.png Scope[edit]

This WikiProject aims to:

  • Improve articles related to the Auckland Region. The New Zealand Portal is intended as a front page for Wikipedia's Auckland coverage, and should aid the reader in navigating around the articles. It should also draw attention to current events and some of Wikipedia's best Auckland related articles.
  • Support Auckland related articles by ensuring that Wikipedia has plenty of high-quality articles to showcase and ensuring that readers starting with the project can find their way around easily.
  • Ensure that articles are well organised (through the use of categories) and that due attention is paid to the farther reaches of the project.
  • Be truly international - this project welcomes participants from anywhere in the world. The project should be used to highlight articles about Auckland that most readers may not be aware of.
  • Oversee the development of Auckland-related articles - for example, through the Collaboration of the fortnight.
  • Provide a clear structure of how Auckland articles are arranged on Wikipedia and present the project so as to facilitate reading and research.
  • Coordinate efforts and peer review articles.

Nuvola apps kchart.svg Templates[edit]

The following templates are related to Auckland:



Click on the relevant template and select 'What links here' from the left-hand side of the page to see articles that have been tagged with that stub template - this will give you a list of such articles you can then expand.

Banner {{WikiProject Auckland}} or {{AUCK}}
For the WikiProject:Auckland banner on article talk pages.

User page templates
Show everyone that you're part of this project by adding a...
Invitation, {{WPAUK invite}}
Poster, {{Auckland_user_poster}}
Userbox, {{User Auckland}},
Userbox 2, {{User WikiProject Auckland}}
to your userpage.

Postscript-viewer.svg General strategy and discussion forums[edit]

Please use the project talk page to discuss any issues you would like to raise. Comments on the layout of the project and Portal are more than welcome.

Nuvola apps bookcase.svg Tasks[edit]

Getting the project off the ground

  • Compile all templates, infoboxes and categories relating to the coverage of politics and link to them via this page (use a subpage if the list will be too long)
  • Assemble a list of all featured content
  • Advertise like mad! Add links to Auckland articles and as many City and related pages as possible - please expand this in any way you see fit
  • That's all for now, but please add to this list if you have further ideas on how to get this project up and running!

Nuvola apps digikam.png Image requests[edit]

Further information: Commons Category:Auckland

Requested Auckland photographs
Please place requests for images below.

Featured article star.svg WikiProject Featured Article[edit]

Downtown Auckland Skyline
The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area of the country. It is also New Zealand's most populous city with approximately 1.3 million residents, over a quarter of the country's population, and demographic trends indicate that it will continue growing faster than the rest of the country. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

It is a conurbation, made up of Auckland City (excluding the Hauraki Gulf islands), North Shore City, and the urban parts of Waitakere and Manukau cities, along with Papakura District and some nearby urban parts of Rodney and Franklin Districts. In Māori its name is Tāmaki-makau-rau, or the transliterated version of Auckland, Ākarana.

Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.

Application-certificate.svg Commendation material[edit]


The following Auckland-related articles are Featured articles and Good articles on WikiProject Auckland and / or appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page.

  • Featured Articles -- (FA) Featured article star.svg

Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the fortnight, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced. You can also add any articles to be worked on in the To-Do Section of the project.

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Nuvola apps mozilla.png The Auckland Barnstar of Merit[edit]

Auckland Barnstar of Merit.png The Auckland Barnstar of Merit
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Nuvola apps klipper.png Task console[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Auckland:
Please edit
Open tasks for Auckland
New articles Edit/format Requests Expand

New Auckland-related articles (bot-assisted)

Merges Discussions Categorisation Maintenance
  • What is the scope of WikiProject Auckland and where should we limit our scope to when editing? Discuss.

Collaboration of the fortnight[edit]

Submit your nominations for Collaboration of the fortnight - !.

Nuvola apps kuser.svg Participants[edit]

Feel free to add your details in the fashion shown below.

External links[edit]

Username Nationality Areas of interest
1. Taifarious1 (talk · contribs) Nuvola apps agent.png  New Zealand (born),
 United States
(Creator of this WikiProject), Auckland, NZ politics, US politics, created: New Zealand-United States relations and Wikipedia:WikiProject Los Angeles.
2. Leaderofearth (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Theatre, Speedway racing, Transport.
3. Esradekan (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Music, Motorsport.
4. Danver (talk · contribs)  India (born),
 New Zealand
Music, Computing, Games, Acting.
5. Boomshanka (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Music, Rugby, Sport, Geography, History.
6. Matthewedwards (talk · contribs)  England (born),
 United States (residing)
Music, Lists, Television, Radio, some Sports.
(I lived in NZ for two years)
7. Oliverdl (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Music, Computer, Electronics, Games
8. KSeti (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Gaming (Electonic and Non-Electronic), Badminton, Electronics, Arts and Crafts
9. Domster (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Philosophy, computer science, politics, New Zealand music.
10. Nzv8fan (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Computer Science, Education, Politics, Environment, Motorsport.
11. Elchuddy (talk · contribs)  England (born),
have lived in  New Zealand
Sport, Music, Geography, Travel. [I lived in AKL for 9 months]
12. GCFreak2 (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Computers, electronics, games, public transport
13. Arsenalfan2 (talk · contribs)  England (born),
I live in  New Zealand
Computers, Politics, Gaming,Linux, Open Source
14. Liamodwyer13 (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Music, Books
15. Joshualam (talk · contribs)  New Zealand (born), living in  Hong Kong Computers, Music, Geography
16. Metagraph (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Geography of Auckland, Auckland Schools, New Zealand Landmarks.
16. DerbyCountyinNZ (talk · contribs)  New Zealand History, Geography, Sports
17. Kliu1 (talk · contribs)  Republic of China (born),  New Zealand (citizen),  Australia (residing and citizen of) Computers, Politics, Gaming
18. Ingolfson (talk · contribs)  New Zealand (residing) Auckland, History, Transport
19. James.pole (talk · contribs)  New Zealand (residing) Auckland, Communcations (e.g. Mobile Phones), Deaf Culture, Transport (e.g. Railways)
20. Lord_Shivan (talk · contribs)  New Zealand (residing) Interested in the daily activity of Auckland
21. Rgp2130 (talk · contribs)  India (born),  New Zealand (citizen),  New Zealand (residing) Auckland, Sports, Games, Music, Cinema, History, Video games
22. Lyradog (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Interested in Auckland Transport, History, Cinema, Wellington, Geography
23. ImperialismGo (talk · contribs)  New Zealand Psychology, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Politics
24. Blacksmith (talk · contribs)  England (born),  New Zealand (citizen), Cinema, Video Games, Mathematics, Computers
25. Tom_Webb (talk · contribs)  Samoa (born),  New Zealand (citizen), Auckland
26. Mar4d (talk · contribs)  Pakistan (born),
 New Zealand &
 Australia (dual citizen)
Mostly NZ migration and diaspora articles