Mana, New Zealand facts for kids
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Mana is a suburb of Porirua City in New Zealand. It is a narrow isthmus bounded to the west by the entrance to Porirua Harbour, and to the east by the Pauatahanui inlet of the Porirua Harbour. Mana Island lies about three kilometres west of the isthmus.
State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk Railway both pass through the centre of Mana. A significant increase in the traffic capacity through Mana occurred in 2005-2006 when a second bridge on SH1 was added at the southern end, transit lanes were introduced and several sets of traffic lights were added as part of the Plimmerton to Paremata upgrade.
Mana was known as Dolly Varden (after a ship) until 1960 when local pressure resulted in the area being renamed Mana.
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