Part of Aroha Ave was known earlier as Troonville Ave. The date the name changed has not yet been found.
Aroha means love.
This road is on the land formerly owned by the Gribble family. This family came from/near Troon or Troonville or Troonsville in Cornwall (Auckland Libraries, n.d.; Timespanner, 2009).
Aroha Ave runs west from Sandringham Rd, then turns north and terminates at Kenneth Ave. Houses in the north and east of Aroha Ave back onto Gribblehurst Park.
Bournemouth Ave, Cabbage Tree Swamp Dr and Thanet Ave run off it.
Numbers 1 to 63 lie on the north and east side of the road. Numbers 2 to 90 lie on the south and west side.
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SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.
Timespanner. (2009, April 19). Further information on the Gribble and Hirst families. https://timespanner.blogspot.com/2009/04/further-information-on-gribble-and.html