Te Atatu Peninsula, is an Auckland suburb formerly known as "Te Atatu North". Te Atatu Peninsula is a beautiful suburb of Waitakere, located on the west extremity of the Watemata Harbour with Henderson Creek on the west and Whau Creek to the east. Te Atatu in Maori means ‘the dawn’.
Te Atatu Peninsula has seen rapid growth in the last 10 years but still maintains a community and almost island feel because of its one-road exit back toward Auckland and its easy access to the waterfront. The suburb contains a substantial town centre with a supermarket, a library, a community hall, police and fire stations, dining opportunities and a range of parks. Developments are underway to further beautify the ever-growing centre, and the further development of the closeby Waterview Connection that is soon to complete has contributed to further interest in the area. The new motorway connections will join the SH16 with the SH20 with easy access and links to the main SH1 highway to the city and beyond.
Te Atatu Peninsula boasts a full complement of amenities including a supermarket, library, community hall, police station, numerous eating establishments, primary and intermediate schools, Rutherford College (named after Ernest Rutherford, the New Zealand scientist recognised for having split the atom) and numerous parks.
Source: Wikipedia, qv.co.nz