About Green Bay

Green Bay is an Auckland suburb. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. The population was 3,936 in the2006 Census, an increase of 321 from 2001.[1] The main road running through Green Bay is Godley Road and this is the Urban Route 15 that follows through Green Bay to Titirangi and Laingholm.[2]

Green Bay has a small shopping district located on Godley Road which consists of a dairy, video store, bakery, various Chinese food outlets, a supermarket, medical cente, florist, hair stylist & chemist. There is also a fruit shop & petrol station located on either side of the Green Bay border. There is a post office in Green Bay and real estate offices. There is also aPlunket centre, which offers support and information of different parenting issues from breastfeeding to infant nutrition.

Green Bay beach is part of the Karaka Park coastal walk.[3] In pre-European times, the beach was the southern end of aportage between the Waitemata and Manukau harbours via the Whau River. At the west end of the beach there was a large Māori at Motukaraka (which is today Karaka Park).[4] The area was originally called Karaka Bay, but was renamed to the current name to avoid confusion with other bays named Karaka.[5]