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Suburb: Western Springs
City: Auckland City
Island: North Island
Surrounded by

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Westmere
Grey Lynn
Morningside, Mount Albert
Point Chevalier Grey Lynn is an inner residential suburb of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Mount Albert is a volcanic peak and suburban area in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Point Chevalier is a suburb and peninsula in the west of the city of Auckland in the north of New Zealand. ...

Western Springs is a residential suburb and park in the west of the city of Auckland in the north of New Zealand. It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ...


It is located four kilometres to the west of the city centre, situated to the north of State Highway 16 to the east of the suburb of Point Chevalier and the west of Westmere and Grey Lynn. The New Zealand State Highway network is a network of roads covering the North and South Islands. ... Jump to: navigation, search Point Chevalier is a suburb and peninsula in the west of the city of Auckland in the north of New Zealand. ... Grey Lynn is an inner residential suburb of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The suburb is dominated by the large park, within which are situated Auckland Zoo, Western Springs Stadium and M.O.T.A.T. (the Museum of Transport and Technology). Western Springs Stadium is an entertainment venue in Auckland, New Zealand that consists of a natural amphitheatre. ...


Across the road from the Zoo is the school of Western Springs College, with a student population of around 900. The school is currently the only college in Auckland without an official uniform. It has a strong arts department and a central, well-stocked library. Its houses are Moana, Whenua, Atea, and Kapura, as well as the Rumaki, the Maori unit. Currently there are 85% good teachers at this school.


History of Western Springs

Maori valued Waiorea (Western Springs) for the clean, clear spring water and the eels that lived in the stream. After colonisation, the area was part of a block of land farmed by a Scottish settler called William Motions. Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... Families Suborder Anguilloidei Anguillidae (freshwater eels) Heterenchelyidae Moringuidae (worm eels) Xenocongridae (false morays) Muraenidae (moray eels) Myrocongridae Suborder Nemichthyoidei Nemichthyidae (snipe eels) Serrivomeridae (sawtooth snipe eels) Cyemidae (bobtail snipe eels) Suborder Congroidei Congridae (congers) Muraenesocidae (conger pikes) Nettastomatidae (witch eels) Nessorhamphidae (duckbilled eels) Derichthyidae (neck eels) Ophichthidae (snake eels) Macrocephenchelyidae... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK...


As the city of Auckland grew, it became desperate for an unpolluted water supply. In 1874 Western Springs was chosen as the city's new water supply, and the city bought William Motions' mill and 120 acres (486,000 m²) of land including the spring. A lake was developed and a pumphouse built to pump the water from Western Springs to city. Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ...


The cost of maintaining the pump was high and by the early 1900s the city was getting its water from new reserviors in the Waitakere ranges.


In the early 1930s the area beside the lake was developed as a camping ground. These facilities were converted to a camp for American servicemen during WWII. // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


Little was done with the land after the war until 1961 when the Auckland City Council took over its management and began to develop a park. The old pumphouse now forms the centrepiece of MOTAT (the Museum of Transport and Technology) which was opened in 1964. Jump to: navigation, search 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Western Springs, IL (431 words)
Western Springs, located along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago and Aurora, encompasses roughly the area between Willow Springs Road, Ogden Avenue, Interstate 294, and 55th Street.
Named for local mineral springs on the southwest side of town, Western Springs originally consisted of flat prairie land with a swamp on its western border.
Western Springs added many improvements over the years, including a fire department (1894), electric plant (1898), telephones (1899), a park district (1923), and a library (1926).
Parks in Auckland (378 words)
Western Springs Park is a sanctuary for both people and wildlife.
The eels are an original part of the cultural and ecological heritage of Western Springs Lake - a fact that is reflected in the lake's Maori name 'Te Wai Orea', which means 'waters of the eel'.
The long-finned eel, which is only found in New Zealand, has recently been classified by the Department of Conservation as 'in gradual decline', which means it is likely to be extinct within 50 years.
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