FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Karori" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Karori
Suburb: Karori
City: Wellington
Island: North Island
Surrounded by

 - to the north
 - to the east
 - to the south
 - to the west For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ...


-
Kelburn, Northland
-
Makara Panorama of Wellington including the Kelburn cable car. ...

City-end Karori from Wrights Hill
City-end Karori from Wrights Hill

Karori is a suburb located at the western edge of the urban area of Wellington, New Zealand, some four km from the city centre. Picture of the suburb of Karori from Wrights Hill File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Picture of the suburb of Karori from Wrights Hill File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ...


Karori is significantly larger than most other suburbs, and has an estimated population of around 10,000 people.


History

Before the arrival of European settlers, the valley of Karori was considered to be good hunting grounds for various types of birds. The name Karori is believed to derive from a Māori term related to snares. The first settlers came to Karori in 1840, having bought the land from the New Zealand Company. Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The New Zealand Company formed in 1839 to promote the colonisation of New Zealand. ...


Karori was originally established as a separate settlement, not an extension of Wellington proper. As such, it had a separate political existence, and was officially established as a borough in 1891. Gradually, as both Wellington and Karori expanded, the two urban areas connected, and the Borough of Karori was amalgamated into the City of Wellington in 1922. This was aided by the construction of the Karori tunnel in 1901. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...


Features of Karori

Karori is home to Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, an enclosed habitat for the now-rare birds which inhabited the valley before extensive human settlement. Several other parks and reserves can be found on the hills surrounding Karori, as well as the headwaters of the Kaiwharawhara Stream.[1] Wrights Hill Fortress, a network of tunnels and gun emplacements overlooking the valley, is an important historical site. Lower Karori Reservoir looking North-East Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected natural area in Wellington, New Zealand, where the bio-diversity of 252 ha (just under a square mile) of forest is being restored. ... The Kaiwharawhara Stream is a stream located in the North Island of New Zealand on the northwestern side of the national capital, Wellington. ... Wrights Hill Fortress is a coastal battery in the Karori suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. ...


The centre of Karori contains a shopping mall, new public library and caf'e, and other amenities. Karori is also home to a campus of Victoria University of Wellington, formerly the Wellington College of Education. There are two state primary schools in Karori: Karori Normal School in Donald Street serves the eastern and central part of the suburb and Karori West Normal School in Allington Road, serving the western end of the suburb. Both schools are ranked as high decile schools by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Karori Normal School, founded in 1857, is one of the largest primary schools in New Zealand. The author Katherine Mansfield attended the school from 1895-98 and there is a memorial to her at the school, located in front of a tree she wrote about in one of her stories. Victoria Universitys Kelburn Campus. ... The Faculty of Education of Victoria University of Wellington was formed from the former School of Education (of the Faculty of Humanities of Social Sciences) of the University, and the former Wellington College of Education on 1 January 2005. ... Katherine Mansfield (October 14, 1888 – January 9, 1923) was prominent Modernist writer of short fiction. ...


Karori Cemetery is one of the largest in New Zealand; opened in 1891, it was formerly the main burial ground for the inhabitants of Wellington, and covers 100 acres / 40 hectares.


Futuna Chapel, located in Karori, is one of New Zealand's best known pieces of 20th century architecture, having been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. // Futuna Chapel is a building in a suburb of Karori, Wellington. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Karori (310 words)
Karori is a suburb located at the western edge of the urban area of Wellington, New Zealand, some four kilometres from the city centre.
Gradually, as both Wellington and Karori expanded, the two urban areas connected, and the Borough of Karori was amalgamated into the City of Wellington in 1920.
Karori is home to the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, an enclosed habitat for the rare birds which inhabited the valley before extensive human settlement.
Karori Streets (11535 words)
Burn became a Karori Borough Councillor in 1909 and was elected Mayor in 1915, a position he held until Karori's amalgamation with the city in 1920.
In Karori he was a foundation trustee of the Karori Methodist Church and laid the foundation stone of the second Karori Methodist Church in 1912 when he was Mayor of Karori.
Hamilton was a Karori Borough Councillor from 1911‑1912 to 1918‑1919.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m