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Lynfield
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Surrounds
North New Windsor
East Waikowhai
South Manukau Harbour
West Green Bay
Northwest Blockhouse Bay

Lynfield is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland City Council. According to the 2001 census, the population numbers 8934.

The main road through the centre of Lynfield is 'The Avenue', with many roads branching off, including Halsey Drive, the suburb's longest street, which curves around a large portion of the inner suburb.

The local primary school is Halsey Drive Primary School, which is situated opposite the Lynfield Reserve on Halsey Drive. The closest intermediate schools are Waikowhai Intermediate to the east and Blockhouse Bay Intermediate to the north. The local high school is Lynfield College

Further up The Avenue is the local inter-denominational church, Lynfield Community Church.

History

The suburb of Lynfield has only been closely settled since the 1950s. The important economic activity of raising poultry was developed. This farm provided table fowls and eggs for the Auckland Area. The original name for the farm was Linfield. Alfred Bankhart established Linfield on land gifted to him by Sir Logan Campbell. Gilletta Road in Lynfield was named after Bankheart's wife's maiden name.

Two gentlemen named Edwards and Cooper grew strawberries on the land now owned by Lynfield College. Thus the Symbol of the plough on their Logo. Eventually in the mid-1950s, the land was made available to make way for a new secondary school which is now Lynfield College.


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