Discover Laingholm and Parau
Originally a holiday destination, many baches were built in Laingholm in the early part of the 20th century after the original farmland was subdivided.
With the expansion of Auckland and improvements in roads, Laingholm is now an easy commuting distance to the city centre. Make sure to enjoy the view down at Laingholm Beach while you eat an Indian curry or fish and chips from the local takeaway.
You’ll also find extensive walking tracks in the area. A local trail running group meet 3 times per week, find details on the Waitakere Bush Runners Facebook group page.
Laingholm Primary School, the Greatest Little School in the Universe, encourage their pupils to reach for the stars! The approximately 330 students come from Laingholm, Parau, Cornwallis and Huia.
Community magazine, The Roundabout, was first published in 1964. Run by volunteers, the publication keeps everyone up to date on events and local going-ons.
Volunteers are always welcome on collation day, held on the first Wednesday of the month at Laingholm Primary School hall. Not only do you get to meet your neighbours, but a delicious morning tea is also served!
The Huia Road Horse Club offers fun equestrian training, events and activities. The facilities include a full sized dressage arena, wash bays, shaded farrier pad and corrals. Children's pony rides are held on the first Sunday of the month, with the money raised going towards the care and maintenance of the horses.
Laingholm Fishing Club members fish the Manukau and hold regular fishing competitions. In addition they have Friday dinners, pool competitions and an annual raft race. All visitors are welcome.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Laingholm. During December, a tree at Laingholm Beach twinkles with Christmas lights. The local Volunteer Fire Brigade takes Santa around the area on a fire truck so he can give lollies to all the good boys and girls.