About the profile areas
The 2013 population for Paraparaumu East is 2,196, with a population density of 8.87 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Paraparaumu East is bounded by Ventnor Drive and Nikau Palm Road in the north, the locality of Maungakotukutuku in the east and south, and State Highway 1 and the railway line in the west.
The place name Paraparaumu means morsels and sediment. It is said Hau likened the sea foam on the shoreline to the morsels around a huge oven.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (2 Km2)
persons per hectare
European settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the late 1880s when the railway line was opened. Growth took place from the 1960s into the early 1990s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings continued to be added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.
Paraparaumu East is a township area (residential and industrial land use), with some rural areas in the east.
Major features of the area include Kaitawa Reserve, Te Nikau Training Centre and two schools.
This small area encompasses the eastern part of the locality of Paraparaumu Central.