Waitākere Ranges Local Board


About the Waitākere Ranges area

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board extends from Whatipu and Titirangi in the south, to Waitākere and O’Neill Bay in the north. Surrounded on the west and south by outstanding coastlines and popular beaches, the ranges are covered with mostly regenerating lowland and coastal rainforest. The area is home to a diversity of habitats for indigenous flora and fauna including kauri snails, glow worms and long-tailed bats.

Titirangi is home to the historic Lopdell House, a regional art gallery focusing on contemporary art and hosting New Zealand’s premier ceramic awards. Nearby is the newly restored house of the internationally known artist, Colin McCahon. Hoani Waititi Marae is an important site for urban Maori in the area.

The Waikumete Cemetery provides a significant regional service and is the only cemetery in Auckland providing burial facilities for those of the Jewish faith. The urupa also provides burial plots for urban Maori.

Titirangi and Glen Eden are key town centres which play a role in the servicing of needs in the south of the area, whilst Swanson is the key retail focus in the north.  


Waitākere Ranges Local Board map.
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