Mount Roskill is both a volcanic peak and the suburban area in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. The mountain formed as a result of volcanic activity some 20,000 years ago, its peak, located in present-day Winstone Park towards the southwest end of the suburb, is 110 metres in height. It is one of the many extinct cones that dot the isthmus of Auckland, all part of the Auckland volcanic field; the scoria cone was built by fire-fountaining from two craters. Lava flowed from the base of the cone to the northwest, it was the site of a Māori pā, was known as Puketāpapa and as Pukewīwī. The main southern crater was excavated in 1961-1962 and filled with a water-supply reservoir; the reservoir is no longer in active service, is only maintained as an emergency supply. Since 2009 State Highway 20 has passed close to the cone; the effects of the new motorway on the cone had been the subject of significant discussion, a major mitigation package had been proposed to reduce the impact of the motorway. The funding of this mitigation and the missing cycleway section was in doubt in 2009, when a cost blowout to $2 million was criticised after Council had set aside $1.6 million.
Cycling advocates from Cycle Action Auckland, the Mount Roskill Community Board Chairman Richard Barter and Councillor John Lister however noted various elements unrelated to the cycleway that had driven up the cost, such as a toilet block, bluestone walls, extensive landscaping and artwork, much of it related to Winstone Park itself, or the effects of the motorway. The cycle-path section itself was priced at only $300,000; the path section was finished after six months of construction work and it opened to the public on 25 July 2010. The suburb, named after the Mount, is located seven kilometres to the south of the city centre, is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Three Kings, Wesley and Mount Albert; the Mount Roskill shops are located at the intersection of Mount Dominion Roads. In the 1920s, a new subdivision off Dominion Road was established, it was named the Victory Estate after notable First World War personnel. One of the city's larger suburbs, it was farmland until after the Second World War.
It was a separate borough from 1947 until local government reorganisation in 1989 amalgamated it with Auckland City. In the past, Mount Roskill was referred to as the Bible Belt of Auckland, as it contained the highest number of churches per capita in New Zealand; the electorate was one of the last in the country to go "wet", in 1999, having formally been a dry area where the selling of alcohol was prohibited. Mount Roskill is one of the most ethnically diverse suburbs in New Zealand with a mix of Indians, Pacific Islanders and various East and South Asian peoples residing in the community and representing at least 54 different nationalities; the area has begun attracting people of African and Latin American origin. The local secondary school is Mount Roskill Grammar. Mount Roskill had a local government like other suburbs of Auckland at the time; the local government was called Mount Roskill Borough Council, which started in 1947 and merged into Auckland City Council in 1989 and eventually merged into Auckland Council in 2010.
Charles M. McCullough, 1947–1950 Philip Ernest Potter, 1950–1953 Keith W. Hay, 1953–1974 Richard Noel Fickling, 1974–1987 David J. Hay, 1987–1989 Mt Roskill Library was built and opened to public in August 1977, it was refurbished and the floor area extended in November 2011. Mt Roskill Library has English, Chinese, Tamil and Somali collections. Mount Roskill Rugby Football Club, Bay Roskill Vikings, Eden Roskill District Cricket Club are based in the suburb. Dominion Road School is a decile 3 primary school on Quest Terrace with a roll of 334 students; the principal is Marian Caulfield, who started in 2001. The school has 20 teaching spaces, it is located close to the central city. Mount Roskill has been home to many successful New Zealanders. Among them are: Rugby coach John Hart, Billionaire Graeme Hart, Rugby union international Doug Howlett and South Sydney Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe, Evangelist Bill Subritzky, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard, Tennis player Brett Steven, Labour MP Phil Goff, Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels and New Zealand rugby league international, 1992 Dally M Medallist, former Kiwi coach and commentator Gary Freeman Rugby league and rugby union dual international Matthew Ridge Rugby league and rugby union dual international player Sonny Bill Williams Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Rugby League international, former captain of the latter two- Roy Asotasi Former rugby league international Dane O'Hara Former rugby league international and New Zealand Maori representative Bill Burgoyne Former New Zealand Warriors, Melbourne Storm, St George-Illawarra Dragons, Parramatta Eels and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks rugby league international, New Zealand Maori representative and current NRL referee Henry Perenara Former Parramatta Eels rugby league player Marcus Perenara Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and New Zealand rugby league international Steve Matai New Zealand Warriors captain, rugby league international and professional boxer Monty Betham Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Wests Tigers rugby league international Matt Utai Sydney Roosters, St. Helens and New Zealand rugby league international Sia Soliola New Zealand Warriors an
Sandringham, New Zealand
Sandringham is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is a bustling, multi-ethnic suburb, has a population of 10,800. Sandringham Village is a walk of a few blocks south along Sandringham Rd from the Outer Link bus route, has a strong South Asian influence in restaurants and small supermarkets, Halal butchers and Bollywood movies. Nearby are gentrified Mt Eden and Chinese-influenced Balmoral; the village has a post office, chemists and legal practices, real estate agencies and a community centre. The village architecture is art deco influenced, most has survived, except the original village cinema; the surrounding streets are wooden bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s. The volcanic cone of Owairaka forms Sandringham’s view to the west, the Roy Clements Treeway on Meola Creek leads from nearby Ferguson Avenue to Rocket Park and the Mt Albert Community Centre. Sandringham was named after the country house of Edward, Prince of Wales in Norfolk, still used by the present royal family; the main road is Sandringham Road which runs less north-south.
At the northern end, Kingsland is located near the Eden Park stadium. Sandringham Village is located at the southern end of Sandringham Road just before it connects with Mount Albert Road; the top New Zealand football club Central United play at the Kiwitea Street Stadium in Sandringham. The local Secondary schools are Marist College and St Peter's College; the Sandringham suburb began as a small farming settlement known as Cabbage Tree Swamp, named for the prevalence of cordyline australis and the area's predisposition to flooding. The first European settlers in the area were engaged in dairy farming or growing produce. By 1862, there were sixteen properties along what was Cabbage Tree Swamp Road. In 1877, Cabbage Tree Swamp residents lobbied to have the road's name changed to Kingsland Road; the road and suburb were renamed again as Edendale in 1916, as Sandringham in 1929. Through the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the suburb grew and remained farmland and scrub. There was no water supply in the district by 1900 and by 1924 the area was still without gas or electricity.
Flooding was a major problem in the area. Eden Park and Gribblehurst Park became lakes during heavy winter rain, as did the reserve land east of Sandringham Shops. After a heavy storm in 1919, locals recalled boating through the streets and floodwaters "flowing through the bay windows" of one low-lying house. Substantial development only came around 1925 with the construction of the tramline, resulting in the core of what is now the Sandringham Shopping Centre being built. Rows of evenly spaced streets spread on each side of Sandringham road and were lined with wooden Edwardian houses. Large parts of the area remained undeveloped however, services such as telephone and gas were only provided at a minimum level. Over the following decades more retail buildings were constructed. Large-scale subdivision of farmland began in the 1920s, Californian bungalows began to dominate the architecture of the area. Around 1927, the Mayfair Cinema was built, an elegant building in the Neo-Greek style; the Sandringham Service Station, still operating in 2011, was first erected by Sydney Waring in 1929.
After the Second World War, what little remained of the farmland was developed as state housing. Sandringham Village is a intact example of an interwar suburban shopping precinct; as part of the Eden electorate, Sandringham became a no-licence area from 1909 until 2000, meaning that alcohol could not be sold. As a result, there are no public houses in Sandringham. Plans to build a tavern at 597 Sandringham Road were opposed by residents in 2001. Sandringham falls within the Mt Albert constituency for the national Parliament. In terms of local government, Sandringham comes under the Albert-Eden Local Board, of Auckland Council; the Albert-Eden Local Board includes the suburbs of Waterview, Point Chevalier, Mount Albert, Owairaka, Kingsland, Mount Eden and Greenlane. Public transportation extended from the inner city to the surrounding areas in the late 1870s and early 1880s with horse-drawn buses being the first mode of regular public transportation in the late 1870s. At the beginning of the 20th century, trams began connecting Mt. Eden, Kingsland, Mt Albert with the city.
The trams ran for the last time in the 1950s. Waring Shops - This imposing block of narrow shop blocks was constructed in 1923 and takes its name from the local grocery store; the shop has maintained its look, with the same clear white paint job. It is now electrician's office. Sandringham Community Centre - the community centre is an important gathering place, with an expanding range of classes and bookings for personal and community events. Two community playgroups meet in facilities behind the community centre: a Muslim group Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, the general community group Monday and Friday mornings. Edendale Primary School is on Sandringham Rd, Good Shepherd and Maungawhau Primary are a little further. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo, where the New Zealand School curriculum is taught in the Maori language, is on Haverstock Rd; the local Secondary schools are Marist College and St Peter's College. Sandringham is home to the Mt Albert Ramblers softball club. Edendale Reserve has a playing field for amateur sport.
Sandringham is home to the top New Zealand association football club Central United who compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier. Sandringham is well served by south bound buses, a
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900, it is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world; the Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions. The Auckland urban area ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the north-west, Runciman in the south. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west; the surrounding hills are covered in rainforest and the landscape is dotted with dozens of dormant volcanic cones.
The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water; the isthmus on which Auckland resides was first settled around 1350 and was valued for its rich and fertile land. The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital, he named the area for Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty. It was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but immigration to Auckland stayed strong, it has remained the country's most populous city. Today, Auckland's central business district is the major financial centre of New Zealand. Auckland is classified as a Beta + World City because of its importance in commerce, the arts, education.
The University of Auckland, established in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. Landmarks such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower, many museums, parks and theatres are among the city's significant tourist attractions. Auckland Airport handles around one million international passengers a month. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is ranked third on the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, making it one of the most liveable cities; the isthmus was settled by Māori circa 1350, was valued for its rich and fertile land. Many pā were created on the volcanic peaks; the Māori population in the area is estimated to have been about 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. The introduction of firearms at the end of the eighteenth century, which began in Northland, upset the balance of power and led to devastating intertribal warfare beginning in 1807, causing iwi who lacked the new weapons to seek refuge in areas less exposed to coastal raids.
As a result, the region had low numbers of Māori when European settlement of New Zealand began. On 27 January 1832, Joseph Brooks Weller, eldest of the Weller brothers of Otago and Sydney, bought land including the site of the modern city of Auckland, the North Shore, part of Rodney District for "one large cask of powder" from "Cohi Rangatira". After the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in February 1840, the new Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, chose the area as his new capital and named it for George Eden, Earl of Auckland Viceroy of India; the land that Auckland was established on was given to the Governor by a local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, as a sign of goodwill and in the hope that the building of a city would attract commercial and political opportunities for iwi. Auckland was declared New Zealand's capital in 1841, the transfer of the administration from Russell in the Bay of Islands was completed in 1842; however in 1840 Port Nicholson was seen as a better choice for an administrative capital because of its proximity to the South Island, Wellington became the capital in 1865.
After losing its status as capital, Auckland remained the principal city of the Auckland Province until the provincial system was abolished in 1876. In response to the ongoing rebellion by Hone Heke in the mid-1840s, the government encouraged retired but fit British soldiers and their families to migrate to Auckland to form a defence line around the port settlement as garrison soldiers. By the time the first Fencibles arrived in 1848, the rebels in the north had been defeated. Outlying defensive towns were constructed to the south, stretching in a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east; each of the four settlements had about 800 settlers. In the early 1860s, Auckland became a base against the Māori King Movement, the 12,000 Imperial soldiers stationed there led to a strong boost to local commerce. This, continued road building towards the south into the Waikato, enabled Pākehā influence to spread from Auckland; the city's population grew rapidly, from 1,500 in 1841 to 3,635 in 1845 to 12,423 by 1864.
The growth occurred to other mercantile-dominated cities around the port and with problems of overcrowding and pollution. Auckland's population of ex-soldiers was far greater than that of other settlements: about 50 percent of the popula
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia and Tonga; because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal and plant life; the country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington. Sometime between 1250 and 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands that were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture. In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand. In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands.
In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.9 million is of European descent. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture is derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration; the official languages are English, Māori, NZ Sign Language, with English being dominant. A developed country, New Zealand ranks in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, economic freedom. New Zealand underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy; the service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, agriculture. Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
Queen Elizabeth II is the country's monarch and is represented by a governor-general Dame Patsy Reddy. In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes; the Realm of New Zealand includes Tokelau. New Zealand is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, ASEAN Plus Six, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Pacific Community and the Pacific Islands Forum. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 and named it Staten Land "in honour of the States General", he wrote, "it is possible that this land joins to the Staten Land but it is uncertain", referring to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America, discovered by Jacob Le Maire in 1616. In 1645, Dutch cartographers renamed the land Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland. British explorer James Cook subsequently anglicised the name to New Zealand. Aotearoa is the current Māori name for New Zealand.
It is unknown whether Māori had a name for the whole country before the arrival of Europeans, with Aotearoa referring to just the North Island. Māori had several traditional names for the two main islands, including Te Ika-a-Māui for the North Island and Te Waipounamu or Te Waka o Aoraki for the South Island. Early European maps labelled the islands North and South. In 1830, maps began to use North and South to distinguish the two largest islands and by 1907 this was the accepted norm; the New Zealand Geographic Board discovered in 2009 that the names of the North Island and South Island had never been formalised, names and alternative names were formalised in 2013. This set the names as North Island or Te Ika-a-Māui, South Island or Te Waipounamu. For each island, either its English or Māori name can be used. New Zealand was one of the last major landmasses settled by humans. Radiocarbon dating, evidence of deforestation and mitochondrial DNA variability within Māori populations suggest New Zealand was first settled by Eastern Polynesians between 1250 and 1300, concluding a long series of voyages through the southern Pacific islands.
Over the centuries that followed, these settlers developed a distinct culture now known as Māori. The population was divided into iwi and hapū who would sometimes cooperate, sometimes compete and sometimes fight against each other. At some point a group of Māori migrated to Rēkohu, now known as the Chatham Islands, where they developed their distinct Moriori culture; the Moriori population was all but wiped out between 1835 and 1862 because of Taranaki Māori invasion and enslavement in the 1830s, although European diseases contributed. In 1862 only 101 survived, the last known full-blooded Moriori died in 1933; the first Europeans known to have reached New Zeala
St Peter's College, Auckland
St Peter's College is a Catholic secondary school for boys, located in Auckland, New Zealand, in the central city suburb of Grafton. With a roll of over 1300, the school is one of the largest Catholic schools in New Zealand. St Peter's College was established in 1939 as a successor of Auckland's earliest school and of St Peter's School, founded in 1857; the Outhwaite family, who acquired the land around 1841, donated the site of the college. The Christian Brothers provided staff for the college for 70 years, it is the oldest Catholic boys' school in Auckland still on its original site. For nearly 50 years, the school had direct access to an adjacent railway station created for the college and known as the "St Peter's College station"; the school was integrated into the state system along with 240 other New Zealand Catholic schools in 1982. The school aims to achieve a diverse, family-oriented and good exam results. Auckland's first school of any sort was a Catholic school for boys, its first classes were held on 27 September 1841.
It was set up by Catholic laymen of Auckland following the first visit of Bishop Pompallier. The teacher was Edmund Powell, classes were first held in his residence in Shortland Crescent on 27 September 1841; this school appears to have existed only for a short time. In 1857, St Peter's School was established by a group of laymen led by Father O'Hara, the curate at St Patrick's Cathedral, as Auckland's first Catholic secondary school for boys. In that year Bishop Pompallier prepared a list of church schools for the Government and for "propaganda" which stated: "St Peter's Select School is established for the more advanced boys; the Greek, French and German languages are taught in it Geometry, Arithmetic, English Grammar etc... Terms per Annum 12.0.0 for each pupil." The school had a Board of Governors composed of its founders which included the Member of Parliament, Patrick Dignan. Classes commenced in rented accommodation in Drake St, Freemans Bay. John Logan Campbell donated a sum of £500 and a block of land on the corner of Pitt and Wellington Streets.
A brick school building was built there. The founding teacher was Richard O'Sullivan and, during his tenure, the school was identified with him. Amongst his students were John Sheehan, Joseph Tole, Peter Dignan and Charles and William Outhwaite. O'Sullivan resigned in 1861. In 1865 the teacher was Peter Morand. Bishop Pompallier made an annual inspection of the school. On 16 December 1864 he visited the school along with many parents; the proceedings were commenced by an address "to the Right Reverend Dr Pompallier, Bishop of Auckland", delivered by a pupil, Laurence Lorigan, on behalf of all the pupil's. Earlier in 1864, St Peter's School gave an address to Bishop Pompallier on his feast day, the feast of St John the Baptist; that address was delivered by Martin Maher on behalf of the pupils. St Peter's School was prominent in St Patrick's Day celebrations. On Friday 17 March 1865, St Peter's boys together with pupils of other Catholic schools began their celebrations with a Pontifical High Mass whose principal celebrant was Bishop Pompallier, in the Cathedral.
After addresses to the Bishop, the pupils went to the "paddocks" of Peter Grace Esq where "the sports for the youths consisted of feats of bat and ball, football etc. etc. A spirited cricket match came off between 11 students of St Francis de Sales School and a corresponding number of St Peter's School, the former being the victors in the game". In 1867 the celebration occurred on Monday 18 March. After Mass, the addresses to the bishop were read by a pupil of St Patrick's School and by "Master Anthony Martin, son of Mr Anthony Martin of Hobson St" on behalf of St Peter's; the pupils went to paddocks of Mr Dinnin on Ponsonby Road for sports, entertainments and "refreshments". In the 1870s and 1880s, Mr B Hammill was a well-known teacher, he was said to have a "first-class certificate from the Irish Board of Education" and to be "enthusiastically devoted to his profession". Mr Peter Leonard was another prominent teacher. In 1874, a report of the annual public examination of the boys attending St Peter's, presided over by Bishop Croke, stated that there was a "regular and good" attendance of about 70 pupils at the school.
In 1879 St Peter's had a roll of 43. In 1881, Mr Cronin was a teacher at St Peter's School which in an advertisement for pupils offered night classes to prepare pupils for "mercantile pursuits, civil service and teacher's examinations". In about 1884, St Peter's started to use a larger adjacent building as the number of pupils was exceeding the capacity of the brick school. In October 1884, William Mahoney, who received all his early education under Mr Hammill at St Peter's, paid a visit to the school on his return to New Zealand as a priest, he was Auckland's first New-Zealand-born priest. St Peter's School continued until the Marist Brothers established their own school on the site in 1885. Walter Herman Jacobus Steins S. J. third Catholic Bishop of Auckland thought, that as they were a French congregation, the Marist Brothers might not be welcome in Auckland and that it would be better to invite the Irish Christian Brothers as most of the Ca
The Auckland Region is one of the sixteen regions of New Zealand, named for the city of Auckland, the country's largest urban area. The region encompasses the Auckland metropolitan area, smaller towns, rural areas, the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Containing 35 percent of the nation's residents, it has by far the largest population and economy of any region of New Zealand, but the second-smallest land area. On 1 November 2010, the Auckland Region became a unitary authority controlled by the Auckland Council, replacing the previous regional council and seven local councils. In the process, an area in its southeastern corner was transferred to the neighbouring Waikato Region; the name "Auckland Region" remains present in casual usage. On the mainland, the region extends from the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour in the north across the southern stretches of the Northland Peninsula, past the Waitakere Ranges and the isthmus of Auckland and across the low-lying land surrounding the Manukau Harbour; the region ends within a few kilometres of the mouth of the Waikato River.
It is bordered in the north by the Northland Region, in the south by the Waikato Region. It includes the islands of the Hauraki Gulf; the Hunua Ranges and the adjacent coastline along the Firth of Thames were part of the region until the Auckland Council was formed in late 2010, when they were transferred to the neighbouring Waikato Region. In land area it is smaller than unitary authorities except Nelson, its highest point is the summit of at 722 metres. Auckland Province Media related to Auckland Region at Wikimedia Commons Auckland Region travel guide from Wikivoyage Geographic data related to Auckland Region at OpenStreetMap
Mount Albert, New Zealand
Mount Albert refers to an inner city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, centred on Mount Albert, a local volcanic peak which dominates the landscape. In the past Mt Albert referred to the 2,500 acre borough, created in 1911 on the outskirts of Auckland City. Mt Albert was one of the original five wards within the Mt Albert Borough; the suburb is located seven kilometres to the southwest of the Central Business District. The peak, in parkland at the southern end of the suburb, is 135 metres in height, is one of the many extinct cones which dot the city of Auckland, all of which are part of the Auckland volcanic field. Mount Albert suburb was the second that developed after Remuera, it was settled by well-off families in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant growth occurred between the two world wars, it is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Owairaka, Morningside, Point Chevalier and Waterview. Its postcode is 1025. Unitec Institute of Technology, a large tertiary educational college, is located towards the northern end of the suburb.
The Mount Albert Research Centre houses the Auckland centre of Plant & Food Research and other Crown Research Institutes. Fowlds Park lies in the northern area of Mt Albert. Mount Albert has been administered by Auckland Council since 2010, Auckland City Council from 1989 to 2010. An early local government body was the Mount Albert Highway District Board, formed in 1866 and became Mount Albert Road Board in 1883; the road board became Mount Albert Borough Council in 1911, Mount Albert City Council in 1978. It amalgamated with Auckland City Council in a nationwide local government reorganisation in 1989. Mount Albert has been part of the Mount Albert electorate since 1946, except for the 1996–99 term, when it was the Owairaka electorate; the electorate has been held by Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party since 25 February 2017. Michael John Coyle, 1911–1914 Murdoch McLean, 1914–1917 Thomas Benjamin Clay, 1917–1921 Alfred Ferdinand Bennett, 1921–1923 Leonard Edgar Rhodes, 1923–1931 Wilfred Fosberry Stilwell, 1931–1933 Raymond Ferner, 1933–1936 Henry Albert Anderson, 1936–1959 Francis Gordon Turner, 1959–1968 Francis Ryan, 1968–1978 Francis Ryan, 1978–1989 Mt Albert War Memorial Park - 773 New North Road.
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall - 773 New North Road. Large modernist single span shell auditorium. Built in 1960 by the citizens of the borough of Mt Albert in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. On 24 September 1989 the last civic function of the City of Mt Albert was held which marked the final act of 122 years of autonomous local government in Mt Albert. Mt Albert community and recreation centre - 773 New North Road. Rocket Park - Early 1960s children's playground with metal jungle gym shapes formed like planets, comets, space ships & flying saucers. Mount Albert Baptist Church - 732 New North Rd. Modernist church from the 1950s. St Mary's Catholic Church - 10 Kitenui Ave. Roman Catholic Church attendant on the adjoining churches. Marist School -Alberton Avenue - Roman Catholic School. Marist College - 31 Alberton Ave. Roman Catholic Secondary School. Ferndale House. 830 New North Road. A wooden Carpenter Gothic house near the main shopping area; this was built by Jonathon Tonson Garlick as a four-room cottage in 1865 and extended in 1881.
His widow sold it to Mount Albert Borough Council in the 1940s. The family firm'Tonson Garlick' manufactured furniture; the property is distinguished by several enormous Norfolk Pine trees planted in the 1860s. The house is now a community venue. Mt Albert Methodist Church. 831 New North Road. Across the road from Ferndale is the wooden Gothic Mt Albert Methodist Church; the land for this building was donated by local resident Mr Stone. Mr Stone's House. 4 Alexis Avenue. Large masonry house in the Italianate style. Stone was reputably the first white baby born in new Zealand. Former Post Office. 911 New North Road. 1970s brick building with distinctive cylinder turrets. Mount Albert Railway Station. Opened in 1880 upgraded 2013–16. Former Deluxe Cinema. 960 New North Road. 1920s building. Mt Albert Presbyterian Church. 14 Mt Albert Road. Alberton. 100 Mt Albert Road. A large wooden house with distinctive turrets, was built as the residence of Allan Kerr Taylor; this two-storied wooden house has wrap-round verandahs and turrets in the Anglo-Indian style due to the family having spent time in India before coming to New Zealand.
This property commanded a view towards Auckland across a thousand-acre farm. Over the years the family sold off land for suburban development leaving only one acre around the house. Allan Kerr Taylor's wife Sophia was an outspoken advocate of the vote for women, as well as a singer and mother of 10, she ran the estate for 40 years after her husband’s death, with her three unmarried daughters running it for a further 40 years, the last of whom left the house to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1972. Allan Kerr Taylor had three brothers who lived in Auckland near the Tamaki River: Charles John Taylor at Glen Orchard, William Innes Taylor at Glen Innes, Richard James Taylor at Glen Dowie; the names of their properties became the names of the suburbs. Crown Research Institute 120 Mt Albert Rd; the main building is a modernist highrise block from the 1960s. Mount Albert School Primary School on Taylor's Road. School built in its current location in 1940 on the site of Wilson's Quarry. Mount Albert Grammar School Alberton Avenue.
Main building from the 1920s was designed by Walter Arthur Cumming this school is unusual for an urban facility as it has an agricultural department - th