[citation needed], Positive aspects of Auckland life are its mild climate, plentiful employment and educational opportunities, as well as numerous leisure facilities. Auckland's port handled 31 percent of the country's container trade in 2015. Smaller parks close to the city centre are Albert Park, Myers Park, Western Park and Victoria Park. [1] 135,000 yachts and launches are registered in Auckland, and around 60,500 of the country's 149,900 registered yachtsmen are from Auckland,[69] with about one in three Auckland households owning a boat. The trend is for the latest eruptions to occur in the northwest of the field. Some of the cones and flows have been partly or completely quarried away. He named the area for George Eden, Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty. The total coastline of Auckland is 3,702 kilometres (2,300 mi) long.[34]. [81], The sub-national GDP of the Auckland region was estimated at NZ$93.5 billion in 2016, 37.2 percent of New Zealand's national GDP. [119] A number of proposed projects to further extend Auckland's rail network were included in the 2012 Auckland Plan, including the City Rail Link, the Auckland Airport Line, the Avondale-Southdown Line and rail to the North Shore. [11][12], The isthmus was settled by Māori circa 1350, and was valued for its rich and fertile land. The 1998 electricity sector reforms required electricity companies to split their lines and supply business and sell one of them off. [citation needed]. [9] It has throughout most of its history been the nation's largest city. Rangitoto's size, its symmetry, its position guarding the entrance to Waitematā Harbour and its visibility from many parts of the Auckland region make it Auckland's most iconic natural feature. Orewa Beach. In October 2010, Manukau City mayor Len Brown was elected mayor of the amalgamated Auckland Council. [28], The face of urban Auckland changed when the government's immigration policy began allowing immigrants from Asia in 1986. The passing of the Energy Companies Act 1992 saw all three EPBs corporatised to become Power New Zealand, Mercury Energy, and Counties Power respectively. [8] After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Auckland is a major cruise ship stopover point, with the ships usually tying up at Princes Wharf. Auckland's housing is amongst the least affordable in the world, based on comparing average house prices with average household income levels[86][87] and house prices have grown well above the rate of inflation in recent decades. While most volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field have been affected by quarrying, many of the remaining cones are now within parks, and retain a more natural character than the surrounding city. The journey to/from the central business district takes around 45 minutes. Major markets include those held in Ōtara and Avondale on weekend mornings. The region encompasses the city centre, as well as suburbs, surrounding towns, nearshore islands, and rural areas north and south of the urban area. The high pressure transmission pipelines supplying the city are now owned and operated by First Gas, with Vector owning and operating the medium and low pressure distribution pipelines in the city. As a result, the region had relatively low numbers of Māori when settlement by European New Zealanders began.[14][15]. Bus services in Auckland are mostly radial, with few cross-town routes. There are also direct connections to many locations in the South Pacific, as well as the United States, China, Asia, Vancouver, London, Santiago and Buenos Aires. Prominent historic buildings in Auckland include the Dilworth Building, the Auckland Ferry Terminal, Guardian Trust Building, Old Customs House, Landmark House, the Auckland Town Hall and the Britomart Transport Centre–many of these are located on the main thoroughfare of Queen Street. The high-variant scenario shows the region's population growing to over two million by 2031. Providing you with color coded visuals of areas with cloud cover. The governing Labour Party holds eight general electorates and all three Māori electorates; the opposing National Party holds thirteen general electorates; and ACT holds the remaining electorate (Epsom). Geology of the Auckland urban area… They also allowed further massive expansion that resulted in the growth of suburban areas such as the North Shore (especially after the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the late 1950s), and Manukau City in the south. [125] Auckland has also been called a very pedestrian- and cyclist-unfriendly city, though some efforts are being made to change this,[126] with Auckland being a major participant in the government's "Urban Cycleways" initiative, and with the "SkyPath" project for a walk and cycleway on the Auckland Harbour Bridge having received Council support, and planning consent.[127][128]. [58] There is also a small, long-established Jewish community. Enable JavaScript to see Google Maps. The University of Auckland, founded in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. West Auckland is the western part of the metropolitan area of Auckland and also the Waitakere Range. A new suburb, Stonefields, has been built in an excavated lava flow, northwest of Maungarei / Mount Wellington, that was previously used as a quarry by Winstones. One of Auckland's nicknames, the "City of Sails", is derived from the popularity of sailing in the region. 333 reviews. Prehistoric earthworks and historic fortifications are in several of these parks, including Maungawhau / Mount Eden, North Head and Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill. A number of arts events are held in Auckland, including the Auckland Festival, the Auckland Triennial, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and the New Zealand International Film Festival. Auckland's housing stock has become more diverse in recent decades, with many more apartments being built since the 1970s – particularly since the 1990s in the CBD. A fourth racecourse is located at Pukekohe, straddling the boundary between Auckland and the neighbouring Waikato Region. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. This is compared with $747,000 in Wellington metro, $604,000 in Hamilton, $508,000 in Christchurch, and $207,000 in the Buller District (the area with the lowest average house price in New Zealand). Auckland Domain is one of the largest parks in the city, close to the Auckland CBD and having a good view of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. The demolition of the older houses is being combated through increased heritage protection for older parts of the city. past midnight) are limited, even on weekends. The Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 mandated that a minimum of 10 percent of new builds in certain housing areas be subsidised to make them affordable for buyers who had incomes on par with the national average. The 2017 World Masters Games were held at a number of venues around Auckland. The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. In 2009, much of the northern and western suburbs, as well as all of Northland, experienced a blackout when a forklift accidentally came into contact with the Ōtāhuhu to Henderson 220 kV line, the only major line supplying the region. Need a special Auckland Region map? The greater Auckland urban area—as it is defined by Statistics New Zealand—spans 1,102.9 square kilometres (425.8 sq mi)[3] and extends to Waiwera in the north, KumeÅ« in the north-west, and Runciman in the south. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 343, 60-74. Other state highways within Auckland include State Highway 16 (the Northwest Motorway), State Highway 18 (the Upper Harbour Motorway) and State Highway 20 (the Southwest Motorway). [4] Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The outermost suburbs are Orewa in the north, Papakura in the south, Henderson in the west and Howick in the east. Work began in late 2015 to provide more route flexibility and connect Britomart more directly to western suburbs on the Western Line via an underground rail tunnel known as the City Rail Link project. Auckland, in New Zealand's North Island, is a multi-cultural hub of food and wine, music, art and culture. Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Henderson-Massey, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura local board areas, retail trade is the largest employer in the Whau local board area, while professional, scientific and technical services are the largest employer in the remaining urban local board areas. [70] The Viaduct Basin, on the western edge of the CBD, hosted two America's Cup challenges (2000 Cup and 2003 Cup). [49] It is the only city in the world built on a basaltic volcanic field that is still active. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world,[10] Auckland is recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities, ranked third in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Auckland (/ˈɔːklənd/ AWK-lənd; Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau) is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The administrative offices of the Government of the Pitcairn Islands is situated in Auckland. Between 1842 and 1865, Auckland was the capital city of New Zealand. Architectural landmarks include the Harbour Bridge, the Town Hall, the Ferry Building and the Sky Tower. All surf lifesaving clubs are part of the Surf Life Saving Northern Region. Legend changes on crime/area selection ... , Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier-Hastings, Rotorua, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill. [99] Twenty councillors make up the remainder of the Auckland Council governing body, elected from thirteen electoral wards. [35][36] It is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest, with an average of 2,003.1 sunshine hours per annum. For most of the 20th century, electricity distribution and retailing in Auckland was the responsibility of three electric power boards (EPBs): Waitemata, Auckland, and Franklin. The absolute maximum recorded temperature is 34.4 Â°C (93.9 Â°F) on 12 February 2009,[37] while the absolute minimum is −3.9 Â°C (25.0 Â°F), although there is also an unofficial low of −5.7 Â°C (21.7 Â°F) recorded at Riverhead Forest in June 1936. Of the total population, 269,367 people (20.0%) were aged up to 15 years, 320,181 (23.8%) were 15 to 29, 605,823 (45.0%) were 30 to 64, and 150,720 (11.2%) were 65 or older. In the early 1860s, Auckland became a base against the Māori King Movement,[25] and the 12,000 Imperial soldiers stationed there led to a strong boost to local commerce. Beyond these suburbs lie the towns of Wellsford, Warkworth and Helensville to the north, and Clevedon, Pukekohe and Waiuku to the south. © Jon Sparks / Alamy Stock Photo. Parnell is Auckland’s oldest neighbourhood, and looks very much like an old-time village. [8][13] The introduction of firearms at the end of the eighteenth century, which began in Northland, upset the balance of power and led to devastating intertribal warfare beginning in 1807, causing iwi who lacked the new weapons to seek refuge in areas less exposed to coastal raids. Auckland has four railway lines (Western, Onehunga, Eastern and Southern). [85] Nevertheless, the majority of Aucklanders live in single dwelling housing and are expected to continue to do so – even with most of future urban growth being through intensification.[61]. In some areas, the Victorian villas have been torn down to make way for redevelopment. Auckland city - includes, The Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour & Auckland's beaches, Mt Eden, One Tree Hill, Devonport and Takapuna.Further afield is the Hauraki Gulf including Rangitoto and Waiheke Islands. [26] This, and continued road building towards the south into the Waikato, enabled Pākehā (European New Zealanders) influence to spread from Auckland. [122], Research at Griffith University has indicated that from the 1950s to the 1980s, Auckland engaged in some of the most pro-automobile transport policies anywhere in the world. [111] For trips to the city centre at peak times the use of public transport is much higher, with more than half of trips undertaken by bus, train or ferry. Auckland's volcanoes are fuelled entirely by basaltic magma, unlike the explosive subduction-driven volcanism in the central North Island, such as at Mount Ruapehu and Lake Taupo which are of tectonic origin. The Auckland urban area has a population of 1,470,100 people according to Statistics New Zealand's June 2020 estimate, which is 28.9 percent of New Zealand's population. [56], Around 48.5 percent of Aucklanders at the 2013 census affiliated with Christianity and 11.7 percent affiliated with non-Christian religions, while 37.8 percent of the population were irreligious and 3.8 percent objected to answering. Maps and datasets from this initiative will start being released in late 2018. The Northern Busway runs alongside part of the Northern Motorway on the North Shore. [31] Auckland's metropolitan area is made up of over two hundred suburban areas. Earlier published maps include: 2001/2018: QMAP 1:250 000 geological map. State Highway 22 is a non-motorway rural arterial connecting Pukekohe to the Southern Motorway at Drury. Please note: The term Auckland Airport AKL as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Auckland Airport authority and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. It has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, commerce, and tourism. The city had two natural gas-fired power stations (the 380 MW Otahuhu B and the 175 MW Southdown), but both shut down in 2015. [61] However, subdividing such properties with 'infill housing' has long been the norm. When you have eliminated the JavaScript , whatever remains must be an empty page. In the late 2000s, New Zealand's central government and parts of Auckland's society felt that this large number of councils, and the lack of strong regional government (with the Auckland Regional Council having only limited powers), were hindering Auckland's progress. [38] Snowfall is extremely rare: the most significant fall since the start of the 20th century was on 27 July 1939, when snow stuck to the clothes of people outdoors just before dawn and five centimetres (2 in) of snow reportedly lay on Mount Eden. [69] The Waitematā Harbour has several swimming beaches, including Mission Bay and Kohimarama on the south side of the harbour, and Stanley Bay on the north side. Auckland Region HD blank relief map Auckland Region printable HD outline map. Click on area to see number of victimisations in your area. Most of the Irish (though not all) were from Protestant Ulster. New arrivals from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea gave a distinctive character to the areas where they clustered, while a range of other immigrants introduced mosques, Hindu temples, halal butchers and ethnic restaurants to the suburbs. The first area is South Auckland. The icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, religion, country of birth, ethnic group). Brown did not stand for re-election in the 2016 mayoral election, and was succeeded by successful candidate Phil Goff in October 2016. The Mangere Bridge and the Upper Harbour Bridge span the upper reaches of the Manukau and Waitematā Harbours, respectively. On the eastern coastline of the North Shore, where the Rangitoto Channel divides the inner Hauraki Gulf islands from the mainland, there are popular swimming beaches at Cheltenham and Narrow Neck in Devonport, Takapuna, Milford, and the various beaches further north in the area known as East Coast Bays. [109] The bridge provides eight lanes of vehicle traffic and has a moveable median barrier for lane flexibility, but does not provide access for rail, pedestrians or cyclists. Many Auckland beaches are patrolled by surf lifesaving clubs, such as Piha Surf Life Saving Club the home of Piha Rescue. Auckland forms New Zealand's largest urban area. Sporting teams based in Auckland who compete in national or trans-national competitions are as follows: Annual sporting events held in Auckland include: Major events previously held in Auckland include the 1950 British Empire Games and the Commonwealth Games in 1990,[21] and a number of matches (including the semi-finals and the final) of the 1987 Rugby World Cup and 2011 Rugby World Cup. Link to it or recommend it!. Auckland is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of music.[71]. The journey to/from the central business district takes around 45 minutes. [34], Under the Köppen climate classification, Auckland has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), while according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), its climate is classified as subtropical with warm humid summers and mild damp winters. The CBD covers 433 hectares in a triangular area,[31] and is bounded by the Auckland waterfront on the Waitematā Harbour[32] and the inner-city suburbs of Ponsonby, Newton and Parnell. [5] At the 2018 census, 48.1% of people living in the Auckland urban area were European/Pākehā, 11.5% were Māori, 17.5% were Pacific peoples, 31.6% were Asian, 2.5% were Middle Eastern, Latin American and/or African, and 1.0% were other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities). That means each of Auckland’s 1,413,700 residents has an average of 66.2 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals! The city has legislation in effect to protect the remaining heritage, with the key piece of legislation being the Resource Management Act of 1991. He was re-elected for a second term in October 2013. This map provides ICB Conference delegates with key locations around Auckland. [106] As of 2007[update], there are around 50 New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) certified schools and institutes teaching English in the Auckland area.[107]. This is a list of suburbs in the Auckland metropolitan area, New Zealand, surrounding the Auckland Central Business District.They are broadly grouped into … Central Auckland North Auckland South Auckland East Auckland West Auckland Hauraki Gulf and Islands Maps and guides Taste . For the wider region, see, Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand. In 2009 the Gallery was promised a gift[72] of fifteen works of art by New York art collectors and philanthropists Julian and Josie Robertson – including well-known paintings by Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Piet Mondrian. Auckland was one of the original nine towns and cities in New Zealand to be supplied with natural gas when the Kapuni gas field entered production in 1970 and a 340 km long high pressure pipeline from the field in Taranaki to the city was completed. High-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of Quaternary basalts from Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand, with implications for eruption rates and paleomagnetic correlations. Economic deregulation in the mid-1980s led to dramatic changes to Auckland's economy and many companies relocated their head offices from Wellington to Auckland. Appetite for Auckland … Parts of Waiheke Island effectively function as Auckland suburbs, while various smaller islands near Auckland are mostly zoned 'recreational open space' or are nature sanctuaries. Europeans make up the plurality of Auckland's population, however substantial numbers of Māori, Pacific Islander and Asian peoples exist as well. Some are several kilometres long. [citation needed] Tourist attractions and landmarks in Auckland include: Auckland Council maintains relationships with the following cities[134], This article is about the urban area. "I visited Orewa while staying … Customized Auckland Region maps. [4], The Auckland urban area had a usual resident population of 1,346,091 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 122,343 people (10.0%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 212,484 people (18.7%) since the 2006 census. Rail services operate along four lines between the CBD and the west, south and south-east of Auckland, with longer-distance trains operating to Wellington only a few times each week. [82] The per-capita GDP of Auckland was estimated at NZ$58,717, the third-highest in the country after the Taranaki and Wellington regions, and above the national average of NZ$54,178. continued road building towards the south, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, removal of restrictions directly or indirectly based on race, Demographics of Auckland § Future growth, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Globalization and World Cities Research Network, electrification of Auckland's rail network, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, "Punters love City of Sails - National - NZ Herald News", "Population density: are we talking about the same thing? [64], Auckland's lifestyle is influenced by the fact that while it is 70 percent rural in land area, 90 percent of Aucklanders live in urban areas[65] – though large parts of these areas have a more suburban character than many cities in Europe and Asia. [117] Following the opening of Britomart Transport Centre in 2003, major investment in Auckland's rail network occurred, involving station upgrades, rolling stock refurbishment and infrastructure improvements. These reduced the Auckland Region's reliance on Otahuhu substation and northern and western Auckland's reliance on the Ōtāhuhu to Henderson line. #31 of 386 Outdoor Activities in Auckland. [27] Arterial roads and motorways became both defining and geographically dividing features of the urban landscape. From 1989 to 2010, Auckland was governed by several city and district councils, with regional oversight by Auckland Regional Council. [5] The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki Makaurau, meaning "Tāmaki desired by many", in reference to the desirability of its natural resources and geography. [40][41] The early morning calm on the isthmus during settled weather, before the sea breeze rises, was described as early as 1853: "In all seasons, the beauty of the day is in the early morning. [30], The Auckland central business district (CBD)—the city centre—is the most built-up area of the region. [130] The 2006 Auckland Blackout interrupted supply to the CBD and many inner suburbs after an earth wire shackle at Transpower's Otahuhu substation broke and short-circuited the lines supplying the inner city. Map of Auckland area, showing travelers where the best hotels and attractions are located. #1 Auckland Region Wikivoyage The Auckland Region is in the North Island of New Zealand. Tourism in Auckland yields strong revenue for the New Zealand economy. The Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Orewa, Omaha and Pakiri, to the north of the main urban area, are also nearby. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is the city and region's resident full-time symphony orchestra, performing its own series of concerts and accompanying opera and ballet. According to the 1961 census data, Māori and Pacific Islanders comprised 5 percent of Auckland's population; Asians less than 1 percent. [4], The Auckland urban area lies within the Auckland Region, an administrative region that takes its name from the city. A Royal Commission on Auckland Governance was set up in 2007,[94][95] and in 2009 it recommended a unified local governance structure for Auckland by amalgamating the councils. [88] There is significant public debate around why Auckland's housing is so expensive, often referring to a lack of land supply,[85] the easy availability of credit for residential investment[89] and Auckland's high level of liveability. The west coast has popular surf beaches such as Piha, Muriwai and Te Henga (Bethells Beach). Important institutions include the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand Maritime Museum, National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, and the Museum of Transport and Technology. [129] The five-week-long 1998 Auckland power crisis blacked out much of the CBD after a cascade failure occurred on four underground cables in Mercury Energy's sub-transmission network. Auckland Area Map. Immigration to New Zealand is heavily concentrated towards Auckland (partly for job market reasons). Map of Auckland Central area hotels: Locate Auckland Central hotels on a map based on popularity, price, or availability, and see Tripadvisor reviews, photos, and deals. [76] The NRL Auckland Nines was a rugby league nines preseason competition played at Eden Park from 2014 to 2017. Centred on the Auckland metropolitan area, it also includes a large rural area, stretching as far north as the Wellsford district. Greyhound racing is held at Manukau Stadium. Get your personal map homepage and much more for free.. Auckland hotel and flight reservations Book hotel in Auckland online and save money. Hotels in Auckland area » Ferry travel is a common type of public transport for some Auckland destinations. [121] In terms of international flights, Auckland is the second-best connected city in Oceania. Waitake Ranges, Piha, Karekare Beach, & Bethells Beach.. About. The majority of settlers in the early period were assisted by receiving cheap passage to New Zealand. [16] Ngāti Whātua sought British protection from Ngāpuhi as well as a reciprocal relationship with the Crown and the Church. [112] Auckland still ranks quite low in its use of public transport, having only 46 public transport trips per capita per year,[112][113] while Wellington has almost twice this number at 91, and Sydney has 114 trips. This substantial increase in population will have a major impact on transport, housing and other infrastructure that are, particularly in the case of housing, already considered under pressure. [77] The Auckland Darts Masters was held annually at The Trusts Arena from 2015 to 2018. [114] This strong roading focus results in substantial traffic congestion during peak times.[115]. Auckland, Auckland District Health Board Map, DHB Maps, DHB Map, District Health Boards, District Areas, Areas, My DHB, Ministry of Health, Government, NZ, … The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of about 1,470,100 (June 2020). [51], Auckland's population is predominantly of European origin, though the proportion of those of Asian or other non-European origins has increased in recent decades due to immigration[53] and the removal of restrictions directly or indirectly based on race. The ITU World Triathlon Series held a Grand Final event in the Auckland CBD from 2012 until 2015. The Waitematā Harbour is home to several notable yacht clubs and marinas, including the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Westhaven Marina, the largest of the Southern Hemisphere. Private vehicles are the main form of transportation within Auckland, with around seven percent of journeys in the Auckland region undertaken by bus in 2006,[111] and two percent undertaken by train and ferry. With a total area of 93.6 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.6% of Auckland’s total area, 16,157 square kilometers. Do you like this map? Auckland was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but the city continued to grow, initially because of its port and logging and gold mining in its hinterland, later from pastoral farming (especially dairy farming), and manufacturing in the city itself. One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) Natural Feature.
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