Small, but perfectly formed best describes Auckland’s second smallest, city fringe suburb. Part of the new Uptown neighbourhood, apartment living dominates this little gem which borders Mt Eden, Eden Terrace and Grafton. Top quality cafes, shops and salons keep popping up in the neighbourhood, making this an edgy mix of commercial and residential.


Being close to Auckland’s CBD, this city fringe location can be defined by a blend of apartments and small to medium businesses. A treasure trove for those seeking something quirky and electric.

Neighbourhood Favourites

Galbraith’s Alehouse

Galbraith’s Alehouse

Offering authentic beer in an English-style pub, you must visit Galbraith’s Alehouse if you’re in the area. Established by Keith Galbraith in 1995 he says, “I wanted to be able to put my hand on my heart and say this is the best beer I can put in a glass and the best pub food we can put on a plate.”
For more details visit www.alehouse.co.nz
Galbraith’s Alehouse

The Corner Store

Located on the fringes of inner city Auckland, clientele fall in love with Corner Bar for its selection of cocktails, beers and whisky. What better place to have a drink before heading out for a swanky dinner, or before a concert. The Corner Bar Store’s courtyard with a cosy fireplace is just one of the many draw cards for a visit here.
For more details visit www.thecornerstore.co.nz

Primary School

Kowhai Intermediate School

Established in 1922 Kowhai Intermediate proudly state that they were New Zealand’s first intermediate school. Through the core values of learning to learn, quality teachers, attention to literacies, personalised learning, fun and challenge, Kowhai Intermediate offers a fantastic transitional environment for kids between primary and secondary school.
For more details visit www.kowhai.school.nz
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Newton Central School

Proud to be “celebrating difference, diversity and success”, Newton Central School is a hidden gem of Auckland inner city. The core pillar of representing a vibrant and diverse community, reflected in the children who attend, set this school apart. They strive for quality teaching and learning, and are 100% committed to guiding their students to reach their full potential.
For more details visit www.newton.school.nz
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Independent Schools

St Mary's College

Located on Ponsonby Hill, St Mary’s College offers a quality education to young women from Year 7 to Year 13, as a Catholic integrated school. With co-curricular opportunities, they aim to send their students away with a strong sense of self-belief and confidence.
For more details visit www.stmaryak.school.nz
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St Paul’s College

In the heart of Ponsonby St Paul’s College is a Roman Catholic school for young men from Year 7 to Year 13. A well-rounded education with an emphasis on academic achievement and leadership, as well as participating in extracurricular activities, is pivotal to this school. The students come from diverse cultures, and the principal and staff are dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential.
For more details visit www.stpaulscollege.co.nz
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