Mount Holdsworth - Waingawa
About the profile areas
The 2013 population for Mount Holdsworth - Waingawa is 1,830, with a population density of 0.04 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Mount Holdsworth - Waingawa is bounded by the Masterton District and the Waingawa River in the north-east, Dakins Road, East Taratahi Road, State Highway 2, the locality of Carterton, Lincoln Road, Dalefield Road and State Highway 2 in the south, the Waiohine River in the south-west, and the Kāpiti Coast District in the west.
Mount Holdsworth is named after Joseph Godfrey Holdsworth, one of the original surveyors of the Tararua Range. Waingawa is named from Māori words meaning 'a stream of hesitation'.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (457 Km2)
persons per hectare
European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and timber-getting. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, with further expansion from the post-war years into the 1970s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2006, with greater growth between 2006 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.
Mount Holdsworth - Waingawa is a predominantly rural area, with some industrial land in the north-east at Waingawa.
Major features of the area include Tararua Forest Park, Waiohine Gorge (including Swing Bridge), Mount Holdsworth, Carterton Golf Club, Carterton Cemetery, Awaiti Gardens, Daysh House Garden, Waingawa Industrial Park, Mangaterere Esplanade Reserve, Norfolk Road Esplanade Reserve, the Waingawa River and the Waiohine River.