Topic: Kahikatea Drive

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Kahikatea Drive was named after a tree indigenous to the Waikato region.

Kahikatea Drive is located in the Hamilton, New Zealand suburbs of Frankton and Melville. When the road was constructed in the late 1960s/early 1970s to create the Hamilton ringroad system it joined Greenwood Street at its southern end running easterly to Ohaupo Road. The road was named by Hamilton City Council in 1971. Later Kahikatea Drive was extended to Tuikaramea Road absorbing Grace Steet a formerly short no-exit street off Higgins Road. Grace Street was named in 1912 by Holmes  and Crook, the owners of the property. The Kahikatea Tree is indiginous to the Waikato region and thrived in swamp land.  (HCC) (HCL) (Lands & Surveys)

The image above was retrieved from Google maps streetview c. 2012.  Kahikatea Drive is located here on Google maps.


Hamilton City Council (1912,1971). Minutes. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Libraries (2012). Heritage street name index cards. Hamilton, New Zealand.

New Zealand Lands and Surveys Department.  File 541, survey map. (1981)

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Kahikatea Drive

City:Hamilton, New Zealand
Name:Kahikatea Drive
Subject:Street names-New Zealand-Hamilton