st heliers

Residential suburb of Auckland, on the bay of the same name, on the south shore fo the Waitemata Harbour, 10km east of downtown Auckland. The first block of land bought here was a 47ha lot purchased in 1841 by government official Major Thomas Bunbury.

Meaning of place name
When the Northcote Land Company acquired property for subdivision here in the early 1880s, the company gave the name because of a similarity to the bay of St Heliers in Jersey, Channel Islands. Settlers had earlier referred to it as Glen Orchard and Goodfellow's Beach. Maori name: Whanganui; whanga: bay, nui: large.