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About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Poraiti is 1,872, with a population density of 1.00 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Poraiti is bounded by the Main Outfall Channel in the north, the suburb of Onekawa West, Tamatea Drive and Westminster Avenue in the east, Wharerangi Road, the suburb of Greenmeadows, Oak Road, Puketitiri Road, Church Road, the suburb of Taradale North and Puketapu Road in the south, and the Hastings District Council area in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing. Land was subdivided for rural residential development in the early 1900s. Rapid growth took place from 2001 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly between 2006 and 2013, largely in the Parklands Residential Development. Growth is expected to continue.

Land use

Poraiti is a rural and growing rural-residential and residential area. Rural land is used largely for grazing and timber production, with some viticulture.

Major features

Major features of the area include Park Island Recreation Ground, the Main Outfall Channel, Church Road Winery, Mission Estate Winery and several cemeteries.