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Green Bay
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A park in Green Bay
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 3,936 (2006)
North New Lynn
Northeast Avondale
East Blockhouse Bay
Southeast (Manukau Harbour)
South (Manukau Harbour)
Southwest Wood Bay
West Titirangi
Northwest Titirangi North

Green Bay is an Auckland suburb. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. The population was 3,936 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 321 from 2001. The main road running through Green Bay is Godley Road and this is the Urban Route 15 that follows through Green Bay to Titirangi and Laingholm.

Green Bay beach is part of the Karaka Park coastal walk. In pre-European times, the beach was the southern end of a portage between the Waitemata and Manukau harbours via the Whau River. At the west end of the beach there was a large Māori pā at Motukaraka (which is today Karaka Park). The area was originally called Karaka Bay, but was renamed to the current name to avoid confusion with other bays named Karaka.

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