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Milford, New Zealand

Milford is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. It is located on Auckland's North Shore on the northern side of Lake Pupuke. It also has a popular swimming beach, which runs some two kilometers from Black Rock in the south to Castor Bay in the north. The Wairau Creek empties into the Hauraki Gulf at the northern end of Milford Beach, and its lower tidal reaches host the Milford Marina.

Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population5,196 (2006)
NorthCastor Bay
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
WestWairau Valley
NorthwestForrest Hill
Aerial view of Milford, with Rangitoto Island, ca. 1920s-1940s

The population of the "Lake Pupuke" statistical district, which is substantially the same as Milford, was 5,196 in the 2006 census, an increase of 267 from 2001.[1]

Milford is part of the North Shore electorate, which is currently represented by National MP Maggie Barry.


Carmel College is a girls' secondary (years 7-13) school with a roll of 964.[2] It is a state integrated Catholic school, which was founded in 1957.[3]

Milford School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 511.[4] It opened in 1926 as a spillover from Takapuna School, and became an independent school in 1946.[5]

Both schools have a decile rating of 10.


  1. ^ Quickstats about Lake Pupuke
  2. ^ Education Counts: Carmel College
  3. ^ "About Carmel College". Carmel College. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Milford School
  5. ^ "Back to the future for Milford Primary". Shore News. 17 October 2001. p. 13.

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