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Makara
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Makara beach
Basic information
Local authority Wellington
Coordinates 41°13′12″S 174°42′50″E / 41.220009°S 174.713791°E / -41.220009; 174.713791Coordinates: 41°13′12″S 174°42′50″E / 41.220009°S 174.713791°E / -41.220009; 174.713791
Population 759 (2006)
Surrounds
Northeast Ohariu
Southeast Karori

Makara is a locality located at the western edge of Wellington, New Zealand, close to the shore of the Tasman Sea.

With winding road access from Karori or Ohariu, Makara is a rural area with sparse development.

In the nineteenth century there was a small amount of gold-mining but no large-scale workable deposits were ever found.

Adjacent to Cape Terawhiti the Cook Strait cables come ashore, carrying power and telecommunications between the North and South Islands.


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