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Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park

Auckland

Gardens and Parks Points of Interest

Situated off Tamaki Drive near Mission Bay, The Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park is set amongst 49 hectares of land with impressive panoramic views overlooking Waitemata harbour and Rangitoto Island.

The tall obelisk, sunken pool and landscaped gardens is a memorial to New Zealand's first Labour Prime Minister (1872 - 1940) and also the founder of the Welfare State.

In 1860, 1879 and 1880 Ngati Whatua leaders Tuhaere and Te Kawau assembled many North Island chiefs to the Kohimaramara Conference to establish a Maori Parliament. They sought to redress on land issues and equality under the law. In the 1930's the Maori sought remedy through Michael Savage, the serving Prime Minister of the Labour Government. With Maori support Labour had entered Parliament for the first time, beginning a long-standing relationship.

The park provides visitors with sweeping views of Auckland's city skyline and is a popular spot with coach tours and tourists.

Opening Hours:

Monday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Tuesday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Wednesday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Thursday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Friday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Saturday - 6:30am–9:30pm
Sunday - 6:30am–9:30pm

Contact Info:

+64 9-301 0101
 

 

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19 Hapimana Street, Orakei , Auckland

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