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Grey Lynn

The Vibe



This is where do-up dreams are made and that’s what makes Grey Lynn a renovator’s heaven. Stunning character homes are well served by trendy cafes and shops and Grey Lynn Park is right in its centre. You’re in zone for sought-after schools like Grey Lynn Primary, Western Springs College and Auckland Girls' Grammar School.

Neighbourhood Favourites

Barkley Manor

As dog owners, we know how difficult it is to say goodbye to our furry friends while we traipse off to work… Barkley Manor is the solution! A state of the art dog care facility, where these wonderful, experienced individuals supervise playtime activities for half or full days. Professional grooming and a dog training school is also available. If you’re thinking about putting your little (or big) dog into daycare, give Barkley Manor a call – they are true doggie superstars!



For more details visit https://barkleymanor.co.nz/


Cafe Viet

A cosy establishment for authentic Vietnamese food, with a touch of modern. The décor sets the scene, with friendly and polite staff on hand. Café Viet is definitely worth a visit, whether it’s a date with you loved one or with mates! Booking is recommended as they get busy in the evening, and especially on the weekend.

For more details visit www.cafeviet.co.nz


Grey Lynn Butchers

Bringing back the good ol’ local butcher, award winning Grey Lynn Butchers proudly sell 100% New Zealand chicken, lamb, pork and aged beef. Also on offer are a variety of options for free range meats and eggs, as well as and exotic selection of rabbit, venison, wild pork and various game birds. A family run business, they have an excellent reputation for superb meat amongst locals and beyond.







For more details visit https://www.westmerebutchery.co.nz/

Harvest Wholfoods


Located in the heart of Grey Lynn, Harvest Wholefoods is a fantastic place to buy quality organic products. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, if there’s anything you can’t find or would like advise on, they’re ready to help. You’ll find fresh organic breads, pies, cakes and salad daily, as well as bulk goods such as olive oil, vinegar, honey and tamari. A naturopathic and herbal dispensary is part of the shop, where the ladies have a wealth of knowledge and advise on treatment/health options.

They also provide great information on health and lifestyle, as well as a noticeboard for upcoming events that may interest their clientele.



Proudly made and owned in Aotearoa, Moa is a boutique shop displaying beautifully designed styles for REAL women. From small beginnings to global recognition, this is a fantastic store to explore if you’re in the area and looking for a unique and special piece.

For more details visit www.moagreylynn.co.nz


Uptown Bounce

A spring-loaded trampoline playground, Uptown Bounce is a fun place to take the kids to burn off energy, as well as having a fitness class for adults and toddler time for the littlies, among other sessions. What better way to spend a rainy day, or to try something exciting and new!

For more details visit www.uptownbounce.co.nz



Primary Schools

Freemans Bay School

An environment that is vibrant and exciting, Freemans Bay School embraces students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Their curriculum aims to enrich and empower students. Values of honesty, respect, friendship, celebrating cultural diversity and reaching for success set them apart.

For more details visit www.freemansbayschool.nz


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.

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Ponsonby Intermediate School

Ponsonby Intermediate is committed to for making their students the top priority. They pride themselves on going beyond the school archetype, by facilitating experiences and opportunities; to be a place where young minds are challenged, enabling positive self-image, and where kids feel part of an integral community.

For more details visit http://www.ponsonbyintermediate.school.nz/

Richmond Road School

“To develop tamariki who are culturally intelligent life-long learners, who strive for excellence and contribute to their communities.”

Richmond Road School is a place that celebrates diversity, where the school works with the family/whanau to ensure each and every student challenges themselves and loves attending. They encourage the children to have positive relationships with each other, their family and the teachers, and to develop self-confidence. Richmond Road School has a strong emphasis on community.

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Secondary Schools



 Auckland Girl Grammar School

Offering quality  education to young women since 1888, Auckland Girls’ Grammar has a proud tradition of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Their values of pride, respect, integrity, diligence and empathy are what makes this secondary school unique. With students from over 60 different cultures, this is a place to celebrate diversity, while fostering independent thinkers and a love for learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The teachers are committed to keeping abreast of modern learning resources and have an innovative curriculum and facilities.

For more details visit www.aggs.school.nz


Western Springs College

The opening statement of Western Springs College sets it apart: “All students and staff, inspired by a love of learning, are challenged to discover and develop their unique personal strengths so that they are well equipped to share in the building of a just and sustainable society.”

For more details visit www.westernsprings.school.nz


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


St Pauls 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