is a residential suburb of Waitakere
, one of the four main regions that make up the city of Auckland
in northern New Zealand
The population was 15,510 in the 2006 Census
, an increase of 1,446 from 2001.
New Lynn is located towards the west of the Auckland urban area, 10 kilometres to the southwest of the Auckland city centre. It is close to the boundary between Waitakere City and Auckland City
, of which the boundary is at the eastern edge of the suburb. Other suburbs surrounding New Lynn include Blockhouse Bay
and Green Bay
New Lynn is located at a narrowing of the Auckland isthmus, and one of the two narrowest points joining the North Auckland Peninsula
to the rest of the North Island
(the other is at Otahuhu
, to the southeast). At this point, between the Whau River
arm of the Waitemata Harbour
) in the north and Blockhouse Bay in the south, the island is a mere 2800 metres wide.
At the southern end of the suburb is one of Auckland's best known golf
courses, the Titirangi Golf Course.
Although the early houses built in New Lynn were made of locally-produced brick, most older houses are of weatherboard and corrugated iron, and were originally on large sections. Many of these sections have since been subdivided with modern brick and tile houses added. High-density housing is... Read More