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Wairere Ave

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NAME:

Wairere Ave was earlier known as Selwyn Rd. There were/are many Selwyn Rds in Auckland, including another in Mt Albert (which became Selcourt Rd in 1938).

Wairere means waterfall (Davenport, 1990, p.241).

Selwyn probably refers to George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand (1809-1878) (Davenport, 1990, p.205).

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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