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WAIHEKE ISAND, Hauraki Gulf - AUCKLAND

Journal by ngairedith

WAIHEKE ISLAND is an island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, located about 17.7 km (11.0 miles) from Auckland

The island is the second-largest in the Hauraki Gulf after Great Barrier Island. It is the most populated, with nearly 8,000 permanent residents plus another estimated 3,400 who have second or holiday homes on the island.

It is New Zealand's most densely populated island, with 83.58 people/km, and the third most populated after the North and South Island. It is the most accessible offshore island in the Gulf, due to regular passenger and car ferry services and some air links.

Waiheke has several locations of interest to geologists, namely an argillite outcrop in Omiha Bay and a chert stack at the end of Pohutukawa Point, the latter considered as "one of the best exposures of folded chert in Auckland City


the HISTORY of WAIHEKE (with old & new photos and a short video)
... First settled in 12000AD, Waiheke Island was home to the Maru iwi until centuries later when Toi claimed the Island.
During the 1820s the famous Hongi Heke killed most of the inhabitants in a big battle at Onetangi beach. Unsurprisingly, Onetangi means weeping sands and the name Weeping Sands is now the brand name of one of Waihekes great wines.


search through the links on the following categories at
HISTORY:

A
Arthur Hooks
B
Baroona
C
Church Bay
Clean Stream Waiheke Ltd
Cowes Bay
Crocker Store
D
Dixie Day
E
Enclosure Bay
G
Gordon F. Ingram
H
Hauiti
Historical Maps
Horace Stanley Collier
I
Iris Moana
K
Kennedys Bay
L
Lady Shirley
M
Makora
Man O' War Bay
Manganite
Manu Wai
Matiatia
Mokemoke Pa
N
Nugents Bay
P
Paul Monin
Political History
Q
Quickcat
R
Rahiri
Rocky Bay Store
S
Sea Bee Air
Surfdale Hall
T
Te Huruhi Block
Te Matuku Bay
The Beach FM
The loop road
W
Waiheke Fun Map
Waiheke Island Historic Village
Waiheke Island Historical Society Inc
Waiheke Pioneer Cemetery
Waiheke Station
Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade


As at MAY 2011 there were approximately 1080 burials at Onetangi, Waiheke Island:

The BURIALS at ONETANGI Waiheke Island

Surnames: NONE
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by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-05-15 20:15:59

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by 1bobbylee on 2011-05-15 20:42:25

Ngairedith, This South Carolinian will probably never be able to visit this beautiful area. But wait... I just did through your wonderful photos, video, and descriptions. Wonderful journal. This is defintely the "steak" and the "sizzle" Thank you.

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