Mangere Bridge, New Zealand

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Mangere Bridge
Western part of the suburb seen from Mangere Domain.
Western part of the suburb seen from Mangere Domain.
Mangere Bridge is located in New Zealand
Mangere Bridge
Mangere Bridge
Coordinates: 36°56′36″S 174°47′5″E / 36.94333°S 174.78472°E / -36.94333; 174.78472Coordinates: 36°56′36″S 174°47′5″E / 36.94333°S 174.78472°E / -36.94333; 174.78472
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total5,952
North(Manukau Harbour)
Northeast(Mangere Inlet)
EastFavona
SoutheastFavona
SouthMangere
Southwest(Manukau Harbour)
West(Manukau Harbour)
Northwest(Manukau Harbour)
The Mangere Bridge suburb to the lower left, as well as the Mangere Bridge(s) in the background.

Mangere Bridge or Māngere Bridge is an Auckland suburb under the local governance of the Auckland Council, at the south end of Mangere's bridge over the Manukau Harbour.

It includes Mangere Mountain and is close to the Ambury Farm Park run by the Auckland Council.[2]

It is a multicultural area, often with large families, with the suburb dominated by brick-and-tile homes built in the 1960s-1970s.[2]

Marae[edit]

Te Puea Marae, the local marae, is a tribal meeting ground for the Waikato Tainui hapū of Ngāti Kuiaarangi, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Tai and Ngāti Whāwhākia, it includes a meeting house, also called Te Puea.[3][4] The marae has helped hundreds of homeless people find housing, through a philosophy of manaakitanga.[5]

Association Football[edit]

Mangere Bridge is home to Onehunga-Mangere United football club.

Notable Residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place: Mangere Bridge
  2. ^ a b "Mangere - Property". The New Zealand Herald. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  4. ^ "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  5. ^ Nielson, Michael (19 September 2018). "Te Puea Marae model of manaakitanga 'key' to tackling homelessness crisis". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. New Zealand Herald.

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