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Wairere Ave

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NAME:

Wairere Ave constructed in 1910.

Wairere means waterfall in te reo Māori (Davenport, 1990, p.241). This refers to Waititiko / Meola Creek.

There is one old map of Mt Albert that has made some writers believe that Wairere Ave was once named Selwyn Ave. This is incorrect – Selwyn Rd was the earlier name for Selcourt St, on the other side of the Mt Albert War Memorial Reserve.

DESCRIPTION:

Wairere Ave runs north west from New North Rd to Asquith Ave. Councillors Drive runs off to the north east. Rocket Park lies on the northern corner of Wairere Ave and New North Rd.

Numbers 3 to 29 lie on the east side of the road. Numbers 2 to 34 lie on the west side.

FACTS ABOUT THIS STREET:

1937: “described as 200 yards long, with 1 business premises and 29 residences” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.)

2021, December. Bungalow at #30 removed to clear section for development.


SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:

Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street nameshttp://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html

Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.


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