January 14, 2011

Think big city, act small town

Now that Auckland, auto-describing itself as "Big Little City", will be celebrating its 171st birthday in a few weeks' time, but the first one as a unified local authority, with a fireworks display that will cost $25,000 (!), it's time to put a bit local pride back into its various spread out villages and what better way to do this than to adopt new names for people living locally and who do not always want to be known as Aucklanders (or Jafas).
So here's a list of all the burbs in Auckland and suggested monikers for their residents. Please add your own so we can have a full complement to send to the Council.

Central Isthmus

* Arch Hill: Arch Hillbillies
* Avondale: Avondaleks, Avondalit
* Blockhouse Bay
* Balmoral: Balmoralists
* Eden Terrace
* Ellerslie: Ellerslie-ins
* Epsom: Epsomdomites
* Freemans Bay
* Glendowie
* Glen Innes: Glen Innocents
* Grafton: Grifters
* Greenlane
* Grey Lynn
* Herne Bay
* Hillsborough
* Kingsland
* Kohimarama
* Lynfield
* Meadowbank
* Mission Bay
* Morningside
* Mount Albert
* Mount Eden
* Mount Roskill: Roskillers
* Mount Wellington
* Newmarket: Newmarketeers
* Newton: Newtonians
* New Windsor: New Windsorknots
* Onehunga
* One Tree Hill: One Tree Hillbillies
* Orakei
* Oranga
* Otahuhu: Otahuhugrubs
* Owairaka: Owairakish
* Panmure: Panmurals
* Parnell: Parnellies
* Penrose: Penroses
* Point England: Point Engerlanders
* Point Chevalier: Maurice
* Ponsonby: Ponsonbyterians
* Remuera
* Royal Oak: Royal Oakleaves
* Saint Heliers
* Saint Johns
* Saint Mary’s Bay
* Sandringham: Sandringhamptons
* Tamaki
* Te Papapa: Te Papapas and Te Mamamas
* Three Kings: Myrrhs
* Waikowhai: Waikowhyohwhy
* Waterview: Brisbanites
* Westfield
* Westmere: Westmites

North Shore

* Albany: Albanians
* Bayswater
* Beach Haven
* Belmont: Belmontezumas
* Birkdale: Birkdaleks
* Birkenhead: Birkenheadcases
* Browns Bay
* Campbells Bay
* Castor Bay
* Chatswood: Chatswoodsmen
* Crown Hill: Crown Hillbillies
* Cuthill: Cuthillbillies
* Devonport: Devonportuguese
* Fairview
* Forrest Hill: Forest Hillbillies
* Glenfield
* Glenvar: Glenvariables
* Greenhithe: Greehithers and Dithers
* Highbury
* Hillcrest
* Long Bay
* Mairangi Bay
* Marlborough
* Meadowood: Meadowoodsmen
* Milford
* Murrays Bay
* Northcote: Northcoteries
* North Harbour: North Harbourgeois
* Rosedale: Rosedaleks
* Rothesay Bay
* Oteha
* Pinehill: Pinehillbillies
* Stanley Bay
* Sunnynook: Sunnynooks & Crannies
* Takapuna: Takapunakaiki
* Torbay
* Waiake
* Wairau Valley: Wairau Valley Girls
* Westlake: Westlacqueys
* Windsor Park: Windsor Parquettes
* Unsworth Heights

South Auckland and eastern suburbs

* Airport Oaks
* Beachlands
* Brookby: Brookbyterians
* Bucklands Beach
* Chapel Downs
* Clendon
* Clevedon: Clevedores
* Clover Park
* Cockle Bay
* Dannemora: Dannemoralists
* East Tamaki
* Eastern Beach
* Farm Cove: Farm Covens
* Flamboro Heights
* Flat Bush: Short & Curlies
* Goodwood Heights
* Greenmeadows
* Half Moon Bay: Half Moonies
* Heron Point
* Highland Park
* Hill Park
* Howick: Howickeds, Howickets
* Kawakawa Bay
* Mahia Park
* Mangere
* Mangere Bridge
* Mangere East
* Manukau
* Manukau Heights
* Manurewa
* Maraetai: Maraetaidyeds
* Meadowlands
* Mellons Bay
* Middlemore
* Murphys Heights
* North Park
* Orere Point
* Otara
* Pakuranga: Pakurangutans
* Papatoetoe: Papatootsies
* Porchester Park
* Puhinui: Puhinuiguineans
* Randwick Park
* Redoubt Park
* Richmond Park
* Settlers Cove
* Shelly Park
* Silkwood Heights
* Sommerville: Sommervillains
* The Gardens
* Totara Heights
* Tuscany Estate: Tusks
* Waimahia Landing
* Wattle Cove
* Wattle Downs
* Weymouth
* Whitford
* Wiri

Papakura

* Addison: Addisons & Daughters
* Alfriston: Alfristoners
* Ardmore
* Conifer Grove: Conifer Grovelers
* Longford Park
* Manurewa East
* Pahurehure: Pahurehurlings
* Papakura: Papacures
* Opaheke
* Red Hill: Red Hillbillies
* Rosehill: Rosehillbillies
* Takanini: Takaninnies

West Auckland

* Glen Eden
* Glendene: Glendenizens
* Green Bay: Packers
* Henderson
* Hobsonville: Hobsonvillains
* Kelston: Kelstoners, Kelstone Cops
* Konini: Koninnies
* Laingholm
* Massey
* New Lynn
* Oratia: Oratiaras
* Ranui
* Sunnyvale
* Swanson: Swansongs
* Te Atatu: Te Atatutus, Te Atatutsi
* Titirangi: Titirangitanes
* Waiatarua
* Waitakere
* West Harbour: West Harbourgeois
* Whenuapai: Whenuapies

Gulf Islands

* Great Barrier
* Rakino
* Waiheke

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