Whitby, New Zealand

Whitby, New Zealand

Island:North Island
Surrounded by
- to the north
- to the east
- to the south
- to the west

Porirua Harbour
Ascot Park
Whitby, a large suburb of Porirua City, New Zealand, located along much of the southern shore of the Pauatahanui Inlet of Porirua Harbour was comprehensively planned in the 1960s (when still in Hutt County) and it has been continuously developed since, with current landscaping and expansion in the hills behind the eastern part of Whitby to facilitate the future growth of the suburb.

The name of the suburb itself, as well as neighbourhood and street names, have a nautical theme based around the Pacific explorer James Cook.

The suburb is commercially centered on the Whitby Shopping Centre, containing almost all the retail businesses in Whitby.

Educational Facilities

Preschool education is available from Discovery Kindergarten, Adventure Kindergarten [ [http://www.wn-kindergarten.org.nz/kindergartens/index.php?region=2 Kindergartens in the Porirua Region] ] and Mana Montessori Preschool.

There are three primary schools in Whitby (Discovery, Adventure and Postgate) all catering for years 1 through 8.

A private secondary school was established in 2004, which has operated as Samuel Marsden Collegiate School since late 2005. The school has a roll of around 120 students [ [http://www.marsden.school.nz/whitbyannouncement.htm Whitby Marsden announcement dated 27/6/2007] ] in years 7 through 12. A new classroom block was completed in mid 2007 which includes a large art room.

Public Transport

Buses servicing the area; [ [http://www.metlink.co.nz MetLink] ]

Number 65

Runs between The Crows Nest (Whitby) and Porirua Station (Porirua), stopping at following stops (among others);

*The Crows Nest
*Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
*Oak Avenue (opposite 10)
*Kahu Road (near 68)
*Eskdale Road at Forth Place (near 16)
*RNZ Police College - Papakowhai Road
*Porirua Station - Stop B

Number 66

Runs between Navigation Drive (Whitby) and Paremata Station (Paremata) on school days, stopping at following stops (among others);

*Navigation Drive
*James Cook Drive at Discovery Drive (Park)
*Whitby Lakes (Upper Lake)
*Discovery Drive at Spinnaker Drive (near 4)
*Leeward Drive at Bosun Terrace (near 25)
*Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
*Paremata Road (near 132)
*Paremata Station (bus stop)

Number 67

Runs Between Navigation Drive (Whitby) and Porirua Station (Porirua), stopping at following stops (among others);

*Navigation Drive
*Whitby Lakes (Upper Lake)
*Spinnaker Drive at Hicks Close
*Omapere Street at Adventure Drive
*Warspite Avenue (near 431)
*Whitford Brown Ave at Aotea Lodge (opposite)
*Porirua Station - Stop B


External links

* [http://www.whitby.co.nz Whitby]
* [http://www.whitbysections.co.nz/ Whitby Coastal Estates Ltd.]
* [http://zeal.com/category/preview.jhtml?cid=10129762 Profiled websites on Zeal]
*Educational facilities
** [http://www.manamontessori.school.nz/index.htm Mana Montessori Preschool]
** [http://adventure.school.nz/ Adventure School]
** [http://discovery.school.nz/ Discovery School]
** [http://postgate.school.nz/ Postgate School]
** [http://www.marsden.school.nz/whitbyhome.htm Samuel Marsden Whitby]
*Whitby is divided into four communities by Statistics NZ for their reporting:
** [http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/commprofiles.nsf/htmldocs/Discovery+Community+Profile Discovery Community Profile] (the north west, nearest to Paremata)
** [http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/commprofiles.nsf/htmldocs/Endeavour+Community+Profile Endeavour Community Profile] (the north east, towards Pauatahanui)
** [http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/commprofiles.nsf/htmldocs/Adventure+Community+Profile Adventure Community Profile] (the south west, including some rural areas)
** [http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/commprofiles.nsf/htmldocs/Resolution+Community+Profile Resolution Community Profile] (the south east, including significant rural areas)

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