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  1. a city on N North Island, in New Zealand.
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Examples from the Web for manukau

Historical Examples of manukau

  • These people were returning from Waikato by canoe via Manukau and Tamaki.

    The City of Auckland

    John Barr

  • Onehunga is a small port on Manukau harbour, served by rail.

  • On the Manukau and Waitemata, large fleets of canoes for fishing and war purposes were maintained.

  • Returning, however, in greater force, one party crossed the Manukau and attacked the Tipitai (Awhitu) and other villages.

  • A road leads to Manukau, a distance of ten miles, where a coach can run the whole way.

British Dictionary definitions for manukau


  1. a city in New Zealand, on Manukau Harbour (an inlet of the Tasman Sea) near Auckland on NW North Island. Pop: 326 200 (2004 est)
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