When did Karori and Wellington become cities?

When did Karori and Wellington become cities?

Both Wellington and Karori grew towards one other, gradually connecting thanks to the completion of the Karori tunnel in 1901, and the Borough of Karori merged with the City of Wellington in 1920. These days they are together known as Greater Wellington.

Wellington has grown from around 20,000 people in 1857 to over 500,000 today, an increase of more than 1000%. While this number seems large, it is actually a bit lower than many other New Zealand cities. Auckland for example has increased its population by almost 3 million since 1857, making it by far the most populous country region (and eighth most populated city).

Greater Wellington also includes the Hutt Valley which had its own council until 1995 when it was merged into the Wellington region. This area now has more than 200,000 people living in its two cities: Miramar and Waikanae.

Karori on the other hand has only about 2000 people and is mostly residential, with some small businesses near the intersection with Main Street. It is mainly known as a place where people live after they leave their job in the city center or on Bowen Road.

When did Pukekohe become part of Auckland?

Pukekohe was connected to Auckland by rail in 1875 as a result of the line's expansion to Mercer. Pukekohe was established as a town district on June 10, 1905, and became a borough on April 1, 1912. In 1989, Pukekohe Borough was merged into the new Auckland City Council. Today, Pukekohe is an urban suburb within the city boundary.

In addition to its connection with Auckland by rail, Pukekohe has been associated with the city through motor racing, tennis, and rugby league. Pukekohe Park is one of New Zealand's most popular sporting venues and hosts major international events such as the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the IRB Junior World Championships. The Pukekohe Lions are a local rugby league club that has played in the Fox Memorial competition since its inception in 1947. From 1954 to 1987, they also competed in the New Zealand national rugby league team's season - including at world cups - while no other team from outside Australia or New Zealand was allowed to do so.

Pukekohe has been described as "a town in need of a village". Although it had a population of approximately 14,000 people in 1996, this had declined to under 1300 by 2006.

When did the colonisation of Wellington, New Zealand begin?

Europeans began colonizing Wellington in 1840, when immigrants landed on the ship "Aurora." Colonel William Wakefield, a New Zealand Company official, intended for the Wellington colony to be located where Petone is now. However, because there was no water, he re-directed his colonists west toward present-day Christchurch.

Wellington has grown since its founding, and today it is the capital city of New Zealand. It has become an important center for trade, government, education, and culture.

Immigrants continued to arrive in the town until 1842, when it became clear that there was not enough food for everyone. So the government sent most of the men back home, while they kept on importing more women and children. By 1845, there were only 300 people left in Wellington, most of them being men. The women and children were sent back to England, Australia, and North America, so that their husbands or fathers could help work the land back home.

In 1841, a small group of settlers stayed behind in Wellington. They had money to spend on goods from England, which showed that there was already some kind of commerce between the two countries. This group of pioneers was responsible for making sure that the town would grow into a successful settlement.

How did the city of Wellington get its name?

Throughout history, the bay that surrounds Wellington city and the larger Wellington region has been known by a variety of names. The broader Wellington region is known in Maori tradition as "Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui," or "the Head of Maui's Fish." Kupe is thought to have been the first Polynesian explorer to arrive in Wellington around 950 AD. He named the headland where he landed "Te Poho Mātauranga" - "the head of Mātauranga," or "the fishtail braid." When European settlers arrived in New Zealand, they renamed the bay Hawke's Bay after the English admiral Edward Hawke.

Wellington itself was originally called Dublin until it was changed in 1842 when the capital of Ireland was moved from Dublin to Belfast. The choice of name Dublin was probably chosen to encourage immigration to the area, since "Wellington" is a common English surname. In fact, the first Wellingtonians were two brothers who came to Otago (the south island) looking for gold. They found work as farm hands and saved enough money to buy land of their own. One day, they drove their team of horses into town to sell their crop and the locals asked them where they were from. Thinking that they might be Irish, the men told the truth and said that they were from Dublin. The locals laughed at them for wanting to live so far away from home but still liked them enough to give them money to start up a bakery.

Who started the Wellington War?

Wellington's Civil War Fighting erupted in the Wellington region in 1846 when the Ngati Toa chief, Te Rangihaeata, sided with local Maori opposed to European colonization in the Hutt Valley. The campaign killed few people but effectively put an end to Ngati Toa resistance in the region. After the war, Te Rangihaeata was given a land grant near Porirua for his role in preventing further conflict.

Wellington's involvement in the war is notable because it represents the first time that Europeans fought each other on New Zealand soil. Before this point, all fighting had taken place overseas against indigenous peoples or Asian settlers.

During the early years of Wellington's settlement, there were occasional clashes between Maori and Pakeha (European settlers) but these were limited in scope and no blood was actually spilled. It wasn't until after the arrival of the British troops that hostilities broke out between different communities. This event is now commemorated by a memorial in Thorndon Park that was built in 1919. The battle has been described as the world's first true civil war.

After the death of Te Rangihaeata, his brother Hongi rejected the peace deal that had been negotiated by another chief named Wairau. Hongi was therefore exiled to Australia where he lived out his life in poverty. He died in 1869.

The war also had an impact outside of New Zealand.

Where did the Pakeha come from in New Zealand?

Pakeha settlers were European emigrants who came to New Zealand in the nineteenth century, notably to Auckland, the Wellington/Hawkes Bay region, Canterbury, and Otago. The ethnic and occupational socioeconomic composition of these New Zealand Europeans, or Pakeha, differed with settlement. In the north, most farmers were Pakeha with some indigenous Māori people living on their land. In the south, most farmers were too, but with a larger percentage of indigenous people.

European immigrants had been arriving in New Zealand for several decades before Māori people began to move out to work as farm laborers or in other low-status jobs. Between 1820 and 1870, around 70,000 Europeans arrived in New Zealand, almost all men. They went to work on farms and in government offices, but many also found employment in town pubs and restaurants.

About 75 percent of those arriving in New Zealand between 1840 and 1900 were from Australia. People from Britain made up another 15 percent, and across both countries, people were coming mainly for career opportunities rather than to escape poverty or starvation-level conditions at home.

Australia and New Zealand have a common history of colonization by Britain, so it is no surprise that many Australian migrants went to New Zealand. One reason many British immigrants went to New Zealand instead of Australia is that there were already many Australians working there.

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