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Encyclopedia > North Shore, New Zealand
North Shore
Territorial
Authority
Name North Shore City
Population 212,200
Density 1634.94/km²
Regional
Council
Name Auckland
North Shore City (orange). The darker orange shows the urban area within the (grey) greater Auckland conurbation's urban area
North Shore City (orange). The darker orange shows the urban area within the (grey) greater Auckland conurbation's urban area

North Shore City (usually informally just the North Shore, sometimes The Shore or, rarely, North Harbour) is a city in the Auckland region of New Zealand. At June 2006, the city had a population of 215,300, making it the fourth most populous city in New Zealand. The city is also the country's fourth largest city in land, with an area of approximately 12,979 hectares. It is one of four cities in the Auckland metropolitan area. It is the most densely populated city in the country because, unlike other New Zealand cities, most of the city's area is urban or suburban in character. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of North Shore City, New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of North Shore City, New Zealand. ... Auckland is one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, named for Auckland City, the large city at its heart. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ...

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Geography

North Shore is bounded by Rodney District to the north, Waitemata Harbour to the south and the Rangitoto Channel of the Hauraki Gulf to the east. The Auckland Harbour Bridge connects it to Auckland City on the south side of the Waitemata Harbour, while the Upper Harbour Bridge connects it to Waitakere in the west. The Rodney District of New Zealand is the northernmost area in New Zealands Auckland region, created in 1989 from the amalgamation of Helensville Borough and Rodney County. ... Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the harbour. ... The Rangitoto Channel is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour to the east of Auckland city in New Zealand. ... A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ... Auckland Harbour Bridge The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane road bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining St Marys Bay in Auckland City with Northcote in North Shore City, New Zealand. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... Waitakere City is in the west of metropolitan Auckland, New Zealands most populous urban area. ...


The seat of the North Shore City Council is in Takapuna. The city is divided into three wards, Harbour, Northern and Central, and each ward is further divided into two community boards. Inner suburbs include *Milford, Takapuna, Belmont, Devonport, Bayswater, Northcote, Birkenhead, Highbury, Hillcrest, Glenfield, Wairau Valley, Westlake and Forrest Hill. Outer suburbs include Birkdale, Beach Haven, North Harbour, Albany, Long Bay*, Torbay*, Waiake*, Browns Bay*, Rothesay Bay*, Murrays Bay*, Mairangi Bay*, Campbells Bay* and Castor Bay. Takapuna or Takapuna Beach as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... Northcote is a suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Birkenhead is a suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Glenfield is a suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Forrest Hill is an Auckland suburb. ... North Harbour is the name of a suburb of North Shore city, in the conurbation of Auckland, new Zealand. ... Albany is a northern suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Rothesay Bay is a small suburb in North Shore Citys East Coast Bays region. ... Murrays Bay is a small suburb in North Shore Citys East Coast Bays region. ... Mairangi Bay is a suburb in North Shore City in New Zealand, across the Waitemata Harbour from Auckland. ... The Castor bay is located between Milford and Campbells Bay on Aucklands East Coast Bays. ...


Those here with an asterisk, along with several other minor beaches on the Hauraki Gulf coast, are collectively known as East Coast Bays. East Coast Bays is the collective name for a series of small suburbs of North Shore, in the Auckland metropolitan area of New Zealand which line the northeast coast of the city along the shore of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Channel. ...


Transport

Commuting within the North Shore itself can be done relatively easily, but those who commute to Auckland City and need to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge face severe traffic congestion. The alternative route through western suburbs is also prone to nose-to-tail traffic at peak times. As with the greater Auckland area, there has been much discussion regarding the problem at both national and local government levels, but very little concrete action, mostly related to the high cost and difficulty providing additional crossings over the Waitemata Harbour. Several options for new bridges and tunnels have been studied in depth, but at the moment, the official position is to mitigate congestion effects instead of providing new infrastructure. Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the harbour. ...


Public transport has been upgraded in an attempt to reduce the city's car dependence. New designated bus lanes along the Northern Motorway are being constructed; as were new park and ride facilities in Albany and Constellation Drive which were completed in late 2005. The North Shore City Council intends to increase the number of these facilities with Westlake, Sunnynook and Akoranga park and rides by 2008. Critics however expect these to make little difference to congestion levels, partly due to the continuing growth of population in North Shore City and the Auckland region.


Local Government

The city is run by a 15 member council (North Shore City Council) and mayor, democratically elected every three years using the First Past The Post voting system. The current mayor is George Wood. The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ... There are different people named George Wood: George Tyler Wood, governor of Texas from 1847-49 George A. Wood, Major League Baseball player from 1880-92 Pseudonym for Fritz Kolbe, German spy for the United States during World War II This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which...


For the purposes of general elections, the city is divided into three electorates, being Northcote, North Shore and East Coast Bays. Politically the city tends to lean to the right, with all three Members of Parliament for these electorates being from the National Party. A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... In politics, an electorate is the group of people entitled to vote in an election. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Current National Party logo The New Zealand National Party is the second largest political party in the New Zealand Parliament, and forms the core of the Opposition. ...


Economy

There are over 22,000 businesses located in North Shore City, contributing to over 6% of New Zealand's GDP. The city also tops the nation's growth rates for numbers of businesses, growing 29.3% between 1998 and 2002.[1]


The last five years have seen tremendous growth in the Albany area. This once quiet rural suburb has become the commercial centre of the North Shore. A number of retailers like Westfield are building or have built "super stores" in the area, anticipating ongoing commercial growth and expansion. The area has also experienced the construction of intense cheaper housing, and thousands of acres of farmland has been turned into mini-suburbs comprising hundreds of houses all of a similar design. As such, the Albany area has attracted hundreds of millions of investment dollars. The Westfield Group is a multinational company that owns shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ...


Residential development on the North Shore continues to rapidly sprawl northwards. The Rodney township of Orewa and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, 25 kilometres north of Takapuna, was once something of a holiday resort. It is now linked by the Northern Motorway and may eventually be continuous with the North Shore's northward urban expansion. Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl), a term with pejorative implication, refers to the unplanned, rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... The Rodney District of New Zealand is the northernmost area in New Zealands Auckland region, created in 1989 from the amalgamation of Helensville Borough and Rodney County. ... Orewa, a town in the North Island of New Zealand lies on the Hibiscus Coast, 30 kilometres north of Auckland city, and close to the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. ... Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula The Whangaparaoa Peninsula is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand, close to the base of the North Auckland Peninsula. ... State Highway 1 State Highway 1 is the most significant single element of the New Zealand roading network State Highway 1 can be considered as a single highway running the length of both main islands, a total of 2027 km. ...


The East Coast Bays boasts some of the most expensive real estate in New Zealand. Running North from Takapuna Beach to Milford, the stretch of coast is often referred to as "the million dollar mile" and many properties there have sold for several million dollars (NZ$) particularly because of the fine beaches, popular schools and shopping centres.


Demographics

As of the 2001 census, the median household income for North Shore residents was $53,355, the second-highest in New Zealand compared with a national average of $39,588. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


The racial makeup of the city was 81.80% European, 12.70% Asian, 6.70% Māori, 3.30% Pacific Islander, and 1.60% from other races. This article is about the continent. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Asian people. ... Languages Māori, English Religions Māori religion, Christianity Related ethnic groups other Polynesian peoples, Austronesian peoples The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and their language. ... A Pacific Islander or Pacific Person (plural: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of Oceania. ...


Recently, the North Shore is home to many immigrants from South Africa (post-Apartheid) and South Korea A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


Notable North Shore Residents and ex-Residents:

Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... Judy Bailey Judy Bailey (born 1953) is a former news presenter for ONE News, the highest rated evening television news programme in New Zealand. ... Elemeno P are a New Zealand based band. ... Rosita Vai was the winner of the second New Zealand Idol 2005. ... There have been several notable individuals named Peter Blake. ... There are several notable figures named Ian Ferguson. ... Dr John Hood has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 5 October 2004. ... Dean Barker is an Americas Cup skipper, having helmed Team New Zealand in the 2003 campaign. ... McAlister, right, performing the first Kapa O Pango haka in 2005. ... Bert Sutcliffe MBE (born 17 November 1923 in Auckland, died 20 April 2001 in Auckland) was a New Zealand cricketer. ... Daniel Kyle Morrison (born 3 February 1966 in Auckland) was a former New Zealand cricketer (Black Caps). ...

External links

  • The city council's site
  • Wikitravel North Shore page
  • Enterprise North Shore
  • Takapuna Beach - The Heart of North Shore City
  • North Shore City Webcam


Coordinates: 36°48′S 174°45′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
North Shore, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (993 words)
North Shore City (usually informally just the North Shore, sometimes The Shore or, rarely, North Harbour) in New Zealand is one of four cities in the Auckland metropolitan area.
North Shore is bounded by Rodney District to the north, Waitemata Harbour to the south and the Rangitoto Channel of the Hauraki Gulf to the east.
As of the 2001 census, the median household income for North Shore residents was $53,355, the second-highest in New Zealand compared with a national average of $39,588.
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