Oriental Bay Wellington – Buildings, Property

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Oriental Bay Wellington : Housing

Residential Building Photos in Capital, New Zealand

15 Jun 2007

Oriental Bay Buildings

Photographs from Aug 2007 by architect Adrian Welch:

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Oriental Bay is a suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Located close to the CBD on Wellington Harbour, it has the closest beaches to the central city and is therefore a popular spot both for living and for visiting.

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The suburb is situated against the northern slope of Mount Victoria, 1.5 km southeast of Wellington city centre, at the start of a coastal route which continues past Hataitai around Evans Bay. The suburb was named after one of the first ships to bring settlers to Wellington.

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According to the 2006 census, Oriental Bay has a population of 1,116.

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Notable residents include:

Sam Neill – Actor (home in Upper Roseneath)
Bob Hoskins – Actor (duplex on Oriental Parade)
Kerry Pendergrast – Former Mayor of Wellington (penthouse apartment on Oriental Parade)
Jane Campion – Academy Award-Winning Film Maker (apartment on Oriental Terrace)
Robyn Kahukiwa – International Maori/New Zealand Artist
Emily Watson – Actress (condo on Oriental Parade)

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In the summer months, Oriental Bay becomes much busier, especially the beach. The Carter Fountain is a distinctive feature in the Bay, as is the wooden barge which is popular with swimmers.

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Location: Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand




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