What's in a Name?

What’s in a Name: Buckley Avenue

Maurice ‘Buck’ Buckley (left), mechanic Bill Harrington and deputy chairman C.H. Hewlett, with Avro 504K biplane owned, 1921. Credit: Alexander Turnbull Library.Maurice ‘Buck..

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What’s in a Name: Eyton Kay Road

Stories of the heroes and heroines behind the names of the roads around the Point. Eyton Kay Road is named after Cyril Eyton Kay (RNZAF, DFC, CBE), who was mostly known as ‘Cyrus..

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What’s in a Name: Isitt Road

Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt, representing the Dominion of New Zealand, signs theinstrument of surrender. General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, stands atthe mi..

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What’s in a Name: Frances Bryers Road

Welcome to our series on the history behind some of the road names in Hobsonville Point.Catherine Frances Bryers (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui) began ..

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What’s in a Name: Jack Seabrook Road

Welcome to the second in our series on the history behind some of the road and place names in Hobsonville Point.Jack Seabrook Road (joined by Nevill R..

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What’s in a Name: Genevieve Lane

Welcome to the first article in our series on the history behind some of the street and place names in Hobsonville Point. Many are named after distinguished servicemen, but we’re..

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