is an Auckland suburb
Torbay was under the local governance of the North Shore City Council
but was amalgamated into the Auckland "Supercity" in 2010.
The name Torbay comes from the area of the same name in the south east of Devon, England.
The population was 4,554 in the 2006 Census
, an increase of 123 from 2001..Local Businesses
in the area include Four Square; Torbay Dairy down the road; Video Ezy; four takeaway food stores; one Thai and two Indian restaurants; the Torbay Community Association; four hairdressers; a cafe; two bakeries; a dentist; two doctor's clinics; a dog grooming parlour; 2 real estate agents, an op-shop, a church office and two ATM's.Attractions
to the area include Long Bay Regional Park, which attracts over a million visitors each year. There are also a number of smaller public beaches (Waiake, Torbay beach, Winstone's Cove, Ladder Bay), which are highly accessible and utilised both for swimming, and mooring small yachts.
Torbay School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating
of 10 and a roll of 411. The school has a close relationship with the local community, and in some ways is unique in that a number of parents, and some current teachers, were once students at the school.