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Clevedon
Basic information
Local authority Auckland City
Electoral ward Franklin
Date established 1866
Surrounds
North Maraetai
Northeast Kawakawa Bay
East (Hunua Ranges)
Southeast (Hunua Ranges)
South (Hunua Ranges)
Southwest Papakura
West Brookby
Northwest Whitford
Clevedon
Town
All Souls Church
All Souls Church
Country  New Zealand
Region Auckland Region
Territorial authority Auckland Council
Ward Franklin
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 2,508
Website Clevedon town website

Clevedon, earlier known as Wairoa South, is a rural town in Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Franklin ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland city. The town is governed by the Auckland Council.

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NatureWalkOutsideClevedonNZ
This nature walk near Clevedon takes 45 minutes to get to the top of a small hill with a view towards both coasts

The town and surrounding rural area has a population of 2,508 (2006 census), and is the centre of an administrative ward of Manukau which takes in much of the largely rural area to the east of the urban heart of the city.

Clevedon is located on the Wairoa River five kilometres from its estuary and outflow into the Tamaki Strait, an arm of the Hauraki Gulf. It is 14 kilometres from the centre of the suburb of Manukau, which lies to the northwest. To the south of Clevedon rise the rugged hills of the Hunua Ranges. Several popular beaches are located on the coast close to Clevedon, including Duder's Beach and Kawakawa Bay. Between these two beaches lies the Duder Regional Park.

Clevedon was named for Clevedon, England, in 1866. It was previously known as Te Wairoa (Māori: 'the Long River'). There were formerly many schools located in Clevedon (the Wairoa district) but only one remains, Clevedon School.

All Souls Church is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category II structure, with registration number 682.

The Hon Phil Goff, the current Mayor of Auckland and former Labour Party Leader and Foreign and Defence Minister, is a long term resident of Clevedon.

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