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Waiatarua, West Auckland

About Waiatarua:

Waiatarua is a small settlement near the top of the Waitakere range, bordering New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.

Waiatarua means "song of two waters," likely referring to the opportunity to see both the wild west coast and the still-shimmering waters of the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Waiatarua had a population of 2,148 with 735 households.

Tourism 

The Rose Hellaby House in Waiatarua is an elegant 'English cottage' style house designed in 1939 and now leased to Aranui Antiques and Collectibles.

Set on nine hectares of land, the site is an excellent vantage point overlooking the varied scenery of West Auckland, the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours and beyond. Breathtaking views can be taken from the viewing platform on the back of the lawn.

The nearby Arataki Information Centre, which offers information on the local flora, fauna and geology, is the starting point for a number of well-maintained walking trails in the area.

The Waiataru area includes the Upper and Lower Nihotupu water reservoirs. The paths leading to these reservoirs are scenic walking trails through native forests past waterfalls. These trails are linked to the broader network of walking trails within Waitakere Regional Park.

Education

Local state primary schools are Oratia School and Henderson Valley School, and local state secondary schools are Kelston Boys High School and Kelston Girls College.

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Between Stefan and Verity-Jane and Franco and Nada we’ve got 8 children under 6 running around behind the scenes too. Here’s a cute snapshot of half the clan. I’m sure you can imagine just how full on it gets, but it’s the reason why we do what we do ❤️ ...

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#AukilaniAlumni with some #MondayMotivation ✨Talofa lava, meet Dr Emma Chang Wai who was born and raised in South Auckland and Samoa. 🇼🇸

"Being raised in Samoa - New Zealand was often referred to as the land of milk and honey. Yes correct. But New Zealand is also the land of opportunities." 🤩

"When we first moved here, I had to finish high school. My mum had to work as a checkout operator and at the lotto section of the local supermarket. She wanted me to go to a Catholic school because we are a Catholic family and I always went to Catholic schools in Samoa. However, we couldn't afford private Catholic education. So I attended Mangere College. It was the best decision for me. It doesn’t matter what school you go to, poor or rich, private school or public school - as long as you work hard, you can and you will achieve!"

Emma graduated from the #UniversityOfAuckland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery #MBCHB in 2011. 👩🏻‍⚕️ She is now a #GeneralPractitioner across #WestAuckland and #SouthAuckland suburbs.

Emma's advice for UoA Maori and Pasifika students is to "avoid the temporary distractions of life. During this challenging time, keep your eye on the prize. Work hard and you will succeed, you will get there!" 📚😍

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Had the pleasure of creating this piece of the uso ranuimarz from the 135🔥be sure to check him out on all platforms 💯 definitely one to keep an ear out for 🏁
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An accurate representation of how I’m balancing life right now 🙃 ...

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The feeling you get when you step away, give an idea some space, then come back excited and ready to go again 😍 Stoked to be bringing back luckygirlnz for a November print 🤟🏼 If you haven't already, I'd love your support and a cheeky follow! Oh, gooooooo on. ⁠
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Outrageously Fortunate to be immersed in Auckland’s West Coast☀️ There was no surf lifesaving squad today but boy oh boy did Piha rescue me! It’s so easy to get lost in work these days, but we must remember to take a break even for just a few hours. Work will still be there tomorrow but when the sun sets that day is gone forever 🤷🏼‍♀️ So ceasing the day, we blasted out here after a hectic shift in ED 🆘 Sandy toes and sunsets will always be my favourite kind of therapy 🌅🥰 •




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Hi we’re Franco and Stefan, third generation Boric’s. We grew up on the family orchard with our grandparents, parents and cousins. As kids our time after school was spent at the back of the shop finishing our homework in the office, helping bag beans or do jobs in the store while our parents worked. On the weekends we climbed trees, picked fruit, hunted for chicken eggs, made huts and drove tractors.
These days not a lot has changed. You will still find us working away at the back of the shop placing and receiving orders, sorting fruit and vege and working alongside our family. Nowadays we take our kids for tractor rides in the orchard while they eat all the fruit and search for eggs!! Growing, nurturing and serving our locals is in our blood. We are proud we grew up on the very soil where we work each day.
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Still chasing those Piha sunsets ☀️👋 ...

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Platter goals 👌 ...

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And now for a bit of orange punch 🍊🤜 .
We loved adding this zesty colour to this kitchen we designed for a home in the Waitakere ranges. 😀 .
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One year from today I'll have a white dress on, you'll wear a suit, and we'll be surrounded by our most precious family and friends 😍 ...

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In remembrance of all the fishies we’ve lost too soon. Gone, but never forgotten. RIP.
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Eat the colours of the rainbow they said! Does this count? 🌈 Treat yourself to one or more of our Ma Cherie macarons today. 😋 ...

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Ready to bloom again 🦋 ⁠⠀
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HP Boyz visit Kelston Boyz High School. To wisdom with honour. .
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