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Glen Innes, New Zealand

Glen Innes
Glen Innes is located in New Zealand Auckland
Glen Innes
Basic information
Local authority Auckland City
Facilities
Train station(s) Glen Innes Railway Station
Surrounds
North Saint Heliers
Northeast Glendowie
East Wai O Taiki Bay
Southeast Tamaki River
South Point England
West Saint Johns
Northwest Kohimarama

Glen Innes is a suburb located in Auckland, New Zealand, often known by its inhabitants simply as "GI". It is located nine kilometres to the east of the city centre, close to the waters of the Tamaki River.

Glen Innes gets its name from a large farm located here owned by William Innes Taylor. There were four Taylor brothers in Auckland, the sons of a British man who had had a military career in India. Three of the brothers had farms in this area and built houses; William Innes Taylor at Glen Innes, Richard James Taylor at Glendowie and Charles John Taylor at Glen Orchard (now Saint Heliers). Their brother Allen Kerr Taylor had a farm estate in Mt. Albert whose house was called Alberton.

The main streets in Glen Innes are Line Road, Taniwha Street and Apirana Avenue, which meet in the city centre. Glen Innes has a train station on the Eastern Line of the Auckland Rail Network, and is a hub for Eastern Auckland City buses (Metrolink).

Glen Innes has for the most part been a low-income, working class area with around 1,500 State houses.

In a new effort to improve the quality of state housing in Glen Innes, the Government introduced "Talbot Park" an area of higher density housing, consisting of mostly apartment style places.

Redevelopment Conflict

There has been significant protest in Glen Innes over proposals to redevelop existing State Owned Housing.[1] Housing New Zealand plans to replace houses on large sections with more intensive development, including some privately owned housing. This involves removing their tenants from properties they may have lived in for extended periods, however. Some protests have resulted in arrests of demonstrators, including the arrest of Mana Party MP Hone Harawira on one occasion.[2] Housing New Zealand argues that the development will "make better use of land" and enable the provision of higher quality homes to their tenants.[3]

References

  1. ^ "State housing tenants march on Parliament". 3 News. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "State house redevelopment protests criticised". 12 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Northern Glen Innes redevelopment to provide homes to those in need". August 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

Delving Into The Past Of Auckland's Eastern Suburbs; section 6, St Heliers Bay. Elizabeth T. Jackson. Premier Print Services 1976.

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