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Manukau City

Manukau
Administration
Full nameManukau City
Settlement typeTerritorial authority of New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
IslandNorth Island
RegionAuckland
Government
MayorBarry Curtis (1989 2007), Len Brown (2007 2010)
Geography
Total Area263.6 sq mi (683 km2)
Demography
Total Population  ( )
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneNZST (UTC+12)
- Summer (DST)NZDT (UTC+13)
Area code09

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Manukau City was a large territorial authority in Auckland, New Zealand. The city was sometimes referred to as South Auckland, but this term did not possess official recognition and did not encompass areas like East Auckland, which was previously within the official boundaries of Manukau City. Manukau City was a relatively young city, both in terms of legal status and large-scale settlement though with a current size of it was also the third-largest in New Zealand as well as the country's fastest-growing. The city existed from 1989 until 2010, when the entire Auckland Region was amalgamated into a single city authority, Auckland Council.

The name Manukau, from the Manukau Harbour west of the city, is of Māori origin, and means 'wading birds', although it has been suggested that the name of the harbour was also sometimes rendered as Mānuka, meaning a marker post with which an early chief is said to have claimed the area.


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