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Ardmore
Basic information
Local authority Auckland City
Electoral ward Franklin
Facilities
Airport(s) Ardmore Airport
Surrounds
Southwest Papakura North
West Takanini
Northwest Alfriston

Ardmore is a large rural locality of Auckland, New Zealand. Located to the South-East of Auckland CBD, just 27 km away. The suburb is in the Franklin ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland City, and is under local governance of the Auckland Council.

The area contains Ardmore Airport, which is one of Auckland's busiest airports due to Ardmore Flying School. This rural tranquility is located just to the east of the Auckland Metropolitan Area with Papakura being the closest town (within the Auckland urban area). Ardmore has a state co-educational primary school which provides education for the local children but the older teenaged children are sent to several colleges throughout the Auckland area.

Racing circuit

Ardmore Aerodrome was used for the NZ Grands Prix in the 1950s and 1960s before Pukekohe Park Raceway was completed. Bruce McLaren was a winner there, and the circuit hosted many famous drivers including Jack Brabham, Prince Bira, Stirling Moss and Reg Parnell.

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