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Taradale North

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Taradale North is 5,226, with a population density of 22.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Taradale North is bounded by Church Road, the suburb of Greenmeadows, the waterway, Avondale Road, Osier Road, Guppy Road and Burness Road in the north, the Hawke's Bay Expressway in the east, Meeanee Road and Puketapu Road in the south, and the suburb of Poraiti in the west.

Name origin

Taradale North is named for the northern part of Taradale, which was thought to be named after a Victorian suburb, a Māori ancestor, or a place in Ireland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Rapid growth took place from the late 1960s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Taradale North is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bledisloe Park, Sugar Loaf Reserve, Taradale Park, Lance Leikis Reserve, Taradale Village Shopping Centre, Taradale Town Hall and numerous schools.