The capital’s highest street is Jaunpur Crescent in Broadmeadows. It reaches 301m at street level, making it more than 100m higher than the lookout on the summit of Mt Victoria.
We have a few contenders for the capital’s newest street. For public roads, there is Glenugie Grove, Ngahere Grove, Titiwai Grove - all part of a new subdivision in Glenside, south of Tawa. There is also Pine Hill Rise and Te Kāhu Road. The newest private right-of-ways are off Cottonwood Lane in Woodridge, and are called Ara Kanuka, Ara Kawakawa, and Ara Toetoe.
What’s the Wellington street that’s closest to the North Pole? It’s right at the intersection of Bell and Tremewan Streets, Linden. Coordinates for Googling are as follows: 41°09'00.3"S 174°50'20.3"E
To the south, it’s Owhiro Bay Road which is the closest Wellington street to the South Pole. (41°20'55.1"S 174°45'05.0"E)
Wellington’s westerly street is South Makara Road (41°18'28.9"S 174°42'26.4"E), which is just further west than Makara Road at Makara Beach (41°13'11.8"S 174°42'46.3"E).
This one is more unexpected. In fact, it may just blow your minds. Wellington’s eastern-most street is not in Seatoun or anywhere else in that neck of the woods. It’s actually the top end of Takapu Road, in the Takapu Valley. Yes, really. (41°09'22.4"S 174°52'16.0"E)
ANSWER: The two other ‘Z’ streets are Zande Terrace in Tawa, and Zetland Street in Highbury. If you knew that, you’re zuper zmart.