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Tamatea North - Tamatea South

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Tamatea North - Tamatea South is 5,040, with a population density of 26.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tamatea North - Tamatea South is bounded by the Hawke's Bay Expressway in the north, Taradale Road in the east, Islington Place, Freyberg Avenue and York Avenue in the south, and Westminster Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Tamatea North and South are named for the northern and southern parts of Tamatea, which was named after Tamatea-pokai-whenau, a Māori explorer.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Population was minimal until the 1960s. Rapid development took place during the 1970s, including public housing. The population declined slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Tamatea North - Tamatea South is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tamatea Park, Essex Street Reserve, Lesser Park, Norfolk Street Reserve, Tamatea Circuit Walk and several schools.