Place:Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand


Located inAuckland, New Zealand
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Māngere (frequently written Mangere;) is one of the largest suburbs in Auckland, in northern New Zealand. It is located on mainly flat land on the northeastern shore of the Manukau Harbour, to the northwest of the Manukau City Centre and 15 kilometres south of Auckland city centre. It is the location of Auckland International Airport, which lies close to the harbour's edge to the south of the suburb.

It has four major sub-areas: Māngere Bridge, Māngere Central and Māngere East, with the fourth, Favona in the east, sometimes counted as part of Māngere as well.

The suburb is named after Māngere Mountain, one of Auckland's largest volcanic cones. The title comes from the Māori words 'hau māngere' meaning lazy winds, after the shelter the mountain provides from the prevailing westerly wind.

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