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by Argos as You as Argos

...two appeared, dividing the city into spaces for leisure/culture by the Waterfront (Wynyard Quarter), and learning/business along the ridge above the CBD (The Learning Quarter). Ngāti Whātua held mana whenua into colonial times, and in 1840 made available 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) of what is now central Auckland to the Crown for cash and goods worth £341. Six months later, 44 acres (17 hectares) were sold by the Crown at public au...


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