A great suburb has a community feel, shops, schools and other facilities, but it also needs have good travel connections with other parts of the city, so people living there can easily get to school, work and university or visit friends and family.
At only 11 kilometres from the centre of Auckland Wai o Taiki Bay and Glen Innes tick most of these boxes. With a mix of community facilities, a busy shopping centre, great value housing and plenty of parks and reserves, it’s no surprise that the area is becoming increasingly popular.
Glen Innes also has excellent travel options; a railway station on the north-south rail corridor makes it a good choice for families, couples and young people looking for a suburb to call home, regular bus connections to the city and other areas, and it is conveniently close to motorways going north and south.
From Rubbish Tip to Reserve
Many years of hard work by an enthusiastic band of locals are behind the beautiful nature reserve of Tahuna Torea, right on the back doorste...
It’s fair to say that Matisse is a brand that’s become synonymous with top-end European design, and that’s a reputation co-owners Alan and J...
Creating Communities has taken the unique step of engaging an independent quality assessor to ensure every home is finished to a premium sta...
Learning the Ropes
Getting children out, enjoying time on the water and encouraging boating are among the aims of the Glendowie Boating Club.
The Same But Different
Can two identical homes be made to look and feel completely different? This was the challenge we threw down to Città, one of the country’s t...
Wai o Taiki On Foot
From native bush teeming with bird life, places of historical interest to beaches & parks-there are plenty of options for outdoor adventures...
A love of baking and getting involved in the local community are part of the success story behind Tasmyn Gordon’s thriving café.
A Rich History
Wai O Taiki Bay & surrounding suburbs are steeped in a rich, culturally significant history.
A Family Affair
Wally Marsic spins a fishy tale or two about days gone by and what’s in store for the future.
The Architects’ Perspective
Creating Communities have engaged two leading New Zealand architectural firms to design a series of premium homes befitting this extraordina...
Art in the Community
Music, dance, drama, art, and even movie-making classes are on offer to all budding artists at this stunning community facility.
By listening carefully to his customers, Avon Rzoska, owner of Avon’s Butchery, has kept his business humming for close on 40 years.
Breathe, Relax and Enjoy
With piles of colourful cushions, calming music and yoga mats neatly rolled up, Yoga Shack is ready to say “Namaste” to its next class.
The A-frame building is a local landmark and also the headquarters of the last remaining pony club in the inner suburbs of Auckland.
A post and rail wooden fence in a quiet street in Wai-O-Taiki Bay conceals a very special community place – two-and-a-half acres of land whe...