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East Tamaki
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Howick
Surrounds
North Pakuranga
Northeast Botany Downs
East Dannemora
Southeast Flat Bush
South Flat Bush
Southwest Greenmount
West Otara
Northwest Highbrook

East Tamaki is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is a largely industrial area adjacent to a rapidly growing population. Prior to the 1960s it was largely a dairy farming area. A landmark is Smales Mountain which in 2010 has the remains of an old Pa, a stone field garden, an early church, and farm homestead. A newer landmark is the Fo Guang Shan Temple which was the largest Buddhist temple in New Zealand when it opened in 2007.

The area is under local governance of the Auckland Council, and is located to the south-east of the Auckland city centre.

East Tamaki is the largest industrial precinct in Auckland, a manufacturing and distribution hub of 2,000 businesses contributing $3 billion for the New Zealand economy each year, $19 million in rates annually, and 30,000 jobs with projected jobs of 45,000 on completion of Highbrook Business Park. It is consistently one of Auckland’s highest performing industrial property areas, and has a higher growth rate than the regional average.

Coordinates: 36°57′S 174°54′E / 36.950°S 174.900°E / -36.950; 174.900

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