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Naenae North

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Naenae North is 4,659, with a population density of 6.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Naenae North is bounded by the localities of Taita South and Delaney in the north, the localities of Manuka and Pencarrow in the east, the localities of Pencarrow, Glendale and Naenae South in the south, and the Waiwhetu Stream, Seddon Street, Vogel Street and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Naenae North is named for the northern part of Naenae, which was named from a word meaning 'mosquito'.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years when public housing was constructed and railway line was opened. Rapid growth occurred between the mid 1940s and late 1950s. The population was relatively stable between 1996 and 2001, increased slightly between 2001 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then was relatively stable again between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Naenae North is an established residential area, with conservation areas in the east and south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Naenae Shopping Centre, Naenae Park, Walter Midenhall Park, Naenae Pool, Wesleyhaven - Wesley Hospital, Taita Cemetery, Naenae Community Hall, Treadwell Street Hall and several schools.