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Manukau Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in New Zealand and the sixth largest in the world by area. It is located to the southwest of the Auckland isthmus, and is an arm of the Tasman Sea. Image File history File links NZ-Manukau_H.png Location map for Manukau Harbour, New Zealand This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links NZ-Manukau_H.png Location map for Manukau Harbour, New Zealand This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... fuck you Map of the Tasman Sea Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. ...


Geography

The harbour mouth is between Ohaka Head at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges and South Head at the end of the long Awhitu Peninsula reaching up from close to the mouth of the Waikato River. The mouth is only 1800 metres wide, but after a nine kilometre channel it opens up into a roughly square basin 20 kilometres in width. The harbour has a water surface area of 394 square kilometres. There is a tidal variation in depth of up to 4 metres. The Waitakere Ranges are a chain of hills generally running approximately 25 km from north to south generally 25 km west of central Auckland, New Zealand. ... Waikato River passing through Hamilton The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ...


Because of the large harbour area and narrow mouth, tidal flow is rapid and a bar at the mouth makes navigating in or out of the harbour dangerous. New Zealand's most tragic shipwreck occurred on the bar in 1863 when HMS Orpheus ran aground in clear weather with a loss of 189 lives. For this reason, along with the harbour's shallowness, it is not Auckland's favoured port. This honour goes to the Waitemata Harbour to the northeast. 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... HMS Orpheus was a corvette that sank off the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand in 1863. ... Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the Waitemata Harbour Waitemata Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand. ...


The harbour has three main arms - the Mangere inlet at the northeast lies close to Auckland's central city area, and the inner suburbs of Onehunga and Te Papapa are situated close to its northern shore. To the south of this arm lies the Otahuhu and Mangere urban areas. This arm is crossed by the Mangere Bridge. In the southeast is the Papakura Channel, which extends into the urban area of Papakura. In the southwest a further inlet known as the Waiuku River reaches south to the town of Waiuku. Auckland International Airport is located close to the harbour's eastern shore. Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. ... Te Papapa is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. ... Otahuhu is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand under the local governance of the Auckland City Council. ... Mangere is one of the larger suburbs of Manukau City, one of the four cities that make up the conurbation of Auckland, New Zealand, in northern New Zealand. ... Mangere Bridge is a bridge over the Manukau Harbour in south-western Auckland, New Zealand, crossing between the suburb also known as Mangere Bridge and the suburb of Onehunga. ... Papakura district (boundary red, urban area orange) in relation to the Auckland metropolitan area (grey) The Papakura District (informally just Papakura, or Kura) in New Zealand is one of the several recognized districts in Auckland. ... The Waiuku River is located to the southwest of the city of Auckland in New Zealand. ... Waiuku from space Waiuku is a small country town in the Franklin district, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest international airport in New Zealand serving over 12 million passengers a year, which is expected to more than double in the next 15 years. ...


Recreation

The harbour is popular for fishing, though entry to the water is difficult with few all-tide boat ramps; often local beaches are used. Cornwallis, beside the Puponga Peninsula, was the first site for the future city of Auckland. However because of fraudulent land sales and rugged conditions, the settlement was abandoned in the 1840s. The surrounding bush clad hills had vast amounts of kauri removed for milling and was shipped from a wharf on Paratutai to either the other end of the Manukau Harbour at Onehunga for use in house building in the new city of Auckland, or along the coast to other New Zealand settlements. The last mills were abandoned in the early 1920s. // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... Binomial name Agathis australis (D. Don) Loudon The Kauri (Agathis australis) is a coniferous tree native to the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


Coordinates: 37°00′S 174°40′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Manukau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (570 words)
Manukau City is a city in the Greater Auckland region of New Zealand.
The name Manukau is of Maori origin, and may mean "wading birds", although it has been suggested that the name of the harbour after which the city is named was originally Manuka, a type of native tree.
The Manukau City area is concentrated immediately to the south of the Otahuhu isthmus, the narrowest connection between Auckland City and the Northland region and the rest of the north island.
Manukau Harbour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (454 words)
Manukau Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in New Zealand and the sixth largest in the world by area.
The entrance to the harbour is between Ohaka Head at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges and South Head, at the end of a long peninsula reaching up from close to the mouth of the Waikato River.
The harbour has three main arms - the Mangere inlet at the northeast lies close to Auckland's central city area, and the inner suburbs of Onehunga and Te Papapa are situated close to its northern shore.
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