Topic: Banks Avenue, Mount Maunganui

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 Banks Avenue, Mount Maunganui

Banks Avenue runs from Marine Parade in Mount Maunganui down to to the round about on Maunganui Road, where it then continues as Salisbury Avenue down the Salisbury Wharf. View it on Google Maps here.

Jinty Rorke, writing in the Bay of Plenty Times in 1994, noted that

Several of the street names at Mount Maunganui commemorate chairmen of the Town Board and early mayors. Bain Street is named for David P. Bain, who in 1930 was appointed the first chairman. He was replaced in 1933 by E.C. Banks, whose name is recalled in Banks Avenue.

E.C Banks was Mr Edward Cedric Banks (1907-1988) who, according to an obituary located at Tauranga City Libraries:

…with a horse and dray formed some of the first roads in downtown Mount Maunganui…

Banks Avenue at the Mount Y2K+ 16-106

Photograph taken looking down Banks Avenue in 2015



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Banks Avenue, Mount Maunganui


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