Wiri

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Wiri
A petroleum-product storage depot at the western edge of Wiri
A petroleum-product storage depot at the western edge of Wiri
Wiri is located in New Zealand
Wiri
Wiri
Coordinates: 37°00′00″S 174°52′23″E / 37.000°S 174.873°E / -37.000; 174.873Coordinates: 37°00′00″S 174°52′23″E / 37.000°S 174.873°E / -37.000; 174.873
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population
 (2001)
 • Total3,768
Train station(s)Wiri Train Station (closed)
Papatoetoe, Mangere Papatoetoe Manukau Central
(Manukau Harbour)
Wiri
Goodwood Heights
(Manukau Harbour) Clendon Park Homai

Wiri is a mostly industrial-commercial focused suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. It was formerly part of Manukau City until the merger of all of Auckland's councils into the 'super city' in 2010.

As of 2009, Ports of Auckland is building an inland port / rail siding in Wiri, to connect road freight to the port facilities on the Waitemata Harbour further north. The new facility will allow Ports of Auckland to reduce the number of trucks that have to travel through the Auckland Central area by up to 100,000 trips per year.[1]

Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) is located in Wiri. ARWCF is the first purpose-built women’s prison in New Zealand to accommodate a growing number of female prisoners and services in the upper North Island. The facility can accommodate 286 prisoners and employs 167 staff.[2]

The adjacent Auckland South Corrections Facility is a high security men’s prison which opened in 2015.[3] It is operated by Serco New Zealand under a Public Private Partnership with the Department of Corrections.[3] at 20 Hautu Drive, Wiri.[4]

As part of the Auckland railway electrification project, the $100 million EMU maintenance and stabling depot was built on 4.4 hectares of the old Winstone Quarry in Wiri, located next to the South-Western Motorway and bordered by Roscommon and Wiri Station Roads. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Auckland on 5 July 2013.[5]

The Matukutūruru (Wiri Mountain) and Matukutūreia (McLaughlins Mountain) volcanoes are in Wiri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Major milestone achieved for Wiri Inland Port rail link (Ports of Auckland press release, via infonews.co.nz, 12 November 2009. Accessed 2009-10-14.)
  2. ^ http://2cu.co.nz/auckland/listings/101141-auckland-region-women-s-corrections-facility--arwcf-
  3. ^ a b Vance, Anrea (20 February 2019). "$1.1m bonus for private prison company Serco, for keeping people out of jail". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/8693586/Graduate-system-to-feature-in-prison
  5. ^ http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/about-us/News/LatestNews/Pages/Maintenance-and-stabling-facility-opens-for-Auckland%27s-new-trains.aspx

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