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Hobson Bay

Hobson Bay

Named after William Hobson – New Zealand’s first governor – this bay is a tidal inlet. In the 1920s new transport routes were built to improve access to eastern Auckland. This view shows the eastern railway line (right) and Tāmaki Drive (left), with Meadowbank behind. In 2004 the Auckland City Council backed a plan to drive a multi-lane motorway across the bay, but it was defeated by strong public opposition.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Eastern suburbs: Ōrākei to the Tāmaki River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016