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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.

Milford is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 36°46′23″S 174°45′59″E / 36.77306°S 174.76639°E / -36.77306; 174.76639Coordinates: 36°46′23″S 174°45′59″E / 36.77306°S 174.76639°E / -36.77306; 174.76639
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
 • Total5,196
Forrest Hill Castor Bay (Hauraki Gulf)
Wairau Valley
(Hauraki Gulf)
Westlake Takapuna Takapuna
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 2013 census, unchanged from 2006.[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. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Lake Pupuke
  2. ^ Education Counts: Carmel College
  3. ^ "About Carmel College". Carmel College. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Milford School
  5. ^ "Back to the future for Milford Primary". Shore News. 17 October 2001. p. 13.

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