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A view of Laingholm
A view of Laingholm
Laingholm is located in New Zealand Auckland
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
 • Total2,442
(Lower Nihotupu Reservoir) Woodlands Park
(Little Muddy Creek)
(Big Muddy Creek) (Manukau Harbour) (Wairopa Channel)

Laingholm is a small community situated in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.

The population was 2,442 in the 2013 census, a decrease of 45 from 2006.[1]

The name is derived from George and John Laing, who farmed the area starting in 1854,[2] before it was subdivided. Celebrations were held in 2003 for the 150th anniversary of European settlement.[3]

Laingholm is located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour and within the Waitakere Ranges, it offers one of the few opportunities left in the Auckland region to live in a natural environment.[citation needed] Many houses are surrounded by native bush.[citation needed] Originally a holiday destination, holiday homes were built in the early part of the century after the original farmland was sold off in lots. With the improvements in roads, increases in car ownership and expansion of Auckland, Laingholm is now within commuting distance of the central city.[citation needed]


Laingholm School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 324;[4] the school was founded in 1950.[5] Titirangi Rudolf Steiner school is located in Laingholm, it is the only Steiner school in New Zealand not state integrated. It has a recent[when?] addition of an upper school.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Laingholm
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 30.
  3. ^ "Settlement's 150th anniversary celebrated". Western Leader. 13 March 2003. p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Laingholm School
  5. ^ Rose, Noel E (1975). Laingholm School 25th Jubilee, 1950-1975. Laingholm School Jubilee Committee.

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Coordinates: 36°58′39″S 174°37′55″E / 36.9774°S 174.6319°E / -36.9774; 174.6319