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Glen Innes

Glen Innes is a young, diverse and close-knit community with a thriving cultural and arts scene.

The area is blessed with many green spaces, and is bordered by Colin Maiden Park to the west and Point England Reserve and the coast to the east. Glen Innes whānau can choose from numerous quality education options, including Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Puau Te Moananui A Kiwa (a full immersion Māori school). Residents are well-served by local taonga, Ruapotaka Marae, as well as community facilities such as Te Oro arts centre, Glen Innes Library, and the Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre. 


There’s a lot to love about Glen Innes. Here are a few local favourites. 

Arts and culture

Glen Innes has a strong cultural heart and a burgeoning arts scene. Ruapotaka is an urban marae in the town centre. It’s an important community service hub which also serves a critical role in the cultural life of this area. Te Oro Music and Arts Centre is a beautiful multi-purpose space in the Glen Innes town centre where locals can come together to perform, practise and learn the arts, express their creativity and talents, and celebrate their cultures.

Retail and hospitality

Glen Innes has a bustling town centre, with over 150 retail, food and service businesses, including a supermarket and library. Local favourites include Avon’s Butchery, Hong Kong Kitchen, Marsic Bros Fish and Chips, Wrightway Studios, and a range of automotive businesses. It’s situated within a short walking distance of the train station, where trains leave to Britomart (twelve minutes’ journey away) every ten minutes.

Bradley Lane

Once a neglected laneway, Bradley Lane in Glen Innes now boasts 18 of the 30 street art murals located in the town centre. Held annually since 2013, the Bradley Lane Project has invited New Zealand’s top street artists to paint outdoor murals as part of a live event, in what has become Auckland’s largest outdoor street art gallery.

Parks and playgrounds

Bordered by Colin Maiden Park with its numerous sporting facilities to the west, and picturesque Point England Reserve with its winding coastal walkway to the east, Glen Innes is blessed with plentiful green space, parks and playgrounds. These green spaces will be retained throughout the regeneration programme, and many, such as Maybury Reserve by the town centre, are being improved and made more accessible for all.



Over the next two decades, the Tāmaki regeneration programme will build on Glen Innes’ many strengths to create an even brighter future for everyone who lives here. Here are a few of the changes on the way.

The West Tāmaki Neighbourhood, Glen Innes Northwest

Eighteen high-quality apartments are being built by Nuline Homes in West Tāmaki (91-93 West Tāmaki Road), especially for key workers in Tāmaki to rent at a more affordable rate through Tāmaki Regeneration Company. Residents will be offered long-term tenancies, with the flexibility to end it if their situation changes, bringing them more security, stability and predictable housing costs. Construction is estimated to be completed in September 2022.

The Line Epping Neighbourhood, Glen Innes Central

The Line Epping area of Glen Innes will be a neighbourhood of complementary contrast. Green, yet urban. Just minutes’ walk from a vibrant town centre, but woven through with plentiful natural spaces. One hundred and twenty-two modern, beautiful new homes are coming to the area, including state homes, homes for sale on the open market, and secure, long-term rental homes. With them comes big improvements to infrastructure, parks, and the natural environment. Tree-lined streets and boardwalks running alongside restored waterways will provide a green route into town via an upgraded Taniwha Reserve.

The Overlea Neighbourhood, Glen Innes Northeast

Construction in the Overlea neighbourhood in Glen Innes Northeast, is currently underway. This well-connected part of Glen Innes runs alongside Leybourne Circle, which is set to become a pedestrian-first, green, ‘liveable street’ where local kids can safely walk to and from the four schools nearby. The reserve and stream running through Leybourne Circle all the way from Sacred Heart College to Tāmaki College and the Tāmaki Recreation Centre will be home to upgraded parks, playgrounds and natural spaces. Around 170 new, high quality homes are being built in Overlea, and nearly half of them have already welcomed their new occupants.

Glen Innes Town Centre revitalisation

We’re working in partnership with Mana Whenua, local entrepreneurs, the Maungakieke-Tāmaki Local Board and the Glen Innes Business Association to bring new life to the Glen Innes town centre while retaining its special character. The planned revitalisation is being done in consultation with the local community, and over the next 20 years will create attractive public spaces and walking links between the train station, Mayfair Place, the library, Te Oro Music and Arts Centre, and Maybury Reserve.

Transport Hub Upgrade

It’s just 12 minutes to the CBD by train from Tāmaki. We’re working with Auckland Transport to upgrade the Glen Innes Transport Hub to improve train and bus connections to the area. This will include a new overbridge linking the train station to the town centre.

Tāmaki Loop

The Tāmaki Loop is set to become a popular family destination for locals and visitors alike. This shared pedestrian and cycle route will connect residents across Tāmaki to each other, the striking Maungarei (Mount Wellington), and the sparkling awa, taking in expansive parks and playgrounds. Co-designed with local iwi, hāpu and the community, and built in partnership with the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board, it will showcase Tāmaki’s rich natural and cultural history along the way.