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a Adair Way, Angell Street, Anzia Way, Arapiko Street, Arthur Carman Street, Atua Street b Bannister Avenue, Barrie Street, Bassett Road, Bathgate Street, Bill Cutting Place, Birch Street, Bould Street, Braemar Terrace, Branscombe Street, Broderick Crescent, Broderick Road, Burgess Road, Burma Road c Carmichael Street, Centennial Highway, Ceres Crescent, Chapman Lane, Chapman Street, Chesterton Street, Clifford Road, Comber Place, Corlett Street, Cortina Avenue, Cresswell Place, Cunliffe Street d Disraeli Street, Dominion Park Street, Dr Taylor Terrace, Duggan Place e Earp Street, Elliott Street, Erris Street f Fairburn Grove, Fisher Street, Flinders Place, Frank Johnson Street, Frankmoore Avenue, Fraser Avenue g Glenamoy Crescent, Gothic Street h Hallewell Crescent, Hardy Street, Haumia Street, Hawea Street, Hawtrey Terrace, Heath Street, Helston Road, Hilton Way, Hindmarsh Street, Hislop Way, Hollies Crescent i Ironside Road j John Sims Drive, Johnsonville Porirua Motorway, Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville-porirua Motorway k Kerr Grove, Kimball Place, Kipling Street, Kitchener Terrace l Lenox Grove, Lomita Road m Macaulay Street, Malaghan Grove, Mclintock Street, Meadowcroft Grove, Middleton Road, Monowai Road, Moorefield Road, Morgan Street, Morpeth Street n Nether Green Crescent, Neville Street, Newlands Road, Norman Lane, Norwood Place o Ohariu Road, Ohariu Valley Road, Old Coach Road p Peter Button Place, Petherick Crescent, Phillip Street, Plumer Street, Pollen Street, Prospect Terrace r Radnall Way, Rossport Street, Rotoiti Street, Rudyard Crescent s Safari Crescent, Saville Row, Service Lane, Sheridan Terrace, Sim Street, Stephen Street, Stewart Drive, Stonefield Place, Sunflower Way, Swinford Crescent t Takatimu Way, Tarawera Road, Tatum Way, Tolhurst Street, Trafalgar Street, Tralee Place, Truscott Avenue, Tuapapa Street, Tullamore Way u Unnamed Road w Walkway, Wanaka Street, Wheeler Way, Woodland Road

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Johnsonville

Johnsonville is one of Wellington’s most historic suburbs, only 10 minutes from Wellington’s CBD, just off State Highway 1; also handy for Lower Hutt and Porirua.

There are still a number of early settler houses, often marked by clusters of macrocarpa trees. Originally called Johnson’s Crossing, it was the second of Sir George Grey’s stockades during the campaign against Te Rauparaha in 1846 (the first stockade was Sentry Box Hill in Khandallah, now known as Box Hill). The Old Coach Road was built around 1857, the first practical access to Ohariu Valley; it’s recognized as one of the best preserved horse-era roads in New Zealand and has a Category I Historic Places listing. From 1912 Johnsonville’s water was supplied by the Ohariu Dam until the area was connected to the Kaitoke water supply in 1946; the concrete dam and other remains are still visible.

Johnsonville Shopping Centre is the commercial hub of the Northern Suburbs. It is seven kilometres north of the city centre, at the top of the Ngauranga Gorge, on the main route to Porirua (State Highway 1). The population of "J'ville" (as it is commonly known) was about 6,500 at the 2001 census.
Johnsonville is a reasonably large residential and commercial suburb. It is the northern terminus of the Tranz Metro dedicated electric passenger rail line to central Wellington and also has a bus hub at the railway station, which supports the large commuter population in the surrounding suburbs. Housing is spread around the shopping hub in the centre and extends out to the base of Mt Kaukau to the west, and out across the hill towards the suburb of Newlands to the south-east.

Johnsonville has a good infrastructure and is self-sufficient; it has its own shopping mall, two supermarkets, a library and a good number of other retail outlets.

Johnsonville is home to Onslow College, a relatively large high decile co-educational high school, Raroa Normal Intermediate and several primary schools. Johnsonville has a mix of housing from 19th century cottages and homesteads to 1950's state homes to modern infill apartments and townhouses.

As a part of the Northern Growth Management Plan from Wellington City Council, there exists a proposal to redevelop Johnsonville's main precinct into the "Johnsonville Town Centre." This plan recognises Johnsonville as Wellington's most economically important commercial and population hub outside of the city's central business district. The plan recommends the creation of a unique and identifiable Johnsonville culture around the triangular precinct - bounded by Johnsonville Road to the east, Broderick Road to the south, and Moorefield Road to the West. See the council website for more info.

There is a proposal in place that would see the current retail space almost triple along with redevelopment of the transport hub.

Info compiled by David Garratt of Guardian First National.

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