Suburb south of Auckland. This was largely a farming area until the 1950s, when the southern motorway to Wiri encouraged industry and low-cost housing. In 1965 Manukau county and Manurewa borough amalgamated to form Manukau city. A new city centre at Wiri – now Manukau Central – was opened in 1977. In 2010 Manukau city became part of an enlarged Auckland city.

Meaning of place name
Named in 1965 after the Manukau Harbour. Manukau beat suggestions including Churchill, Hobson, Massey, Savage and several other options.