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The 2013 population for Waitangirua is 4,020, with a population density of 12.80 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Waitangirua is bounded by Adventure in the north and east, the northern suburbs of Wellington City and Cannons Creek South in the south, and Cannons Creek East and Driver Crescent in the west.

Name origin

Waitangirua means the music of two streams (Waitangi and Cameron’s Streams). Most of the streets are named after ships owned by the Union Steamship Company.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place from the mid 1960s, including public housing construction. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2013, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons in each dwelling.

Land use

Waitangirua is a residential, parkland and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include walkways, parks and reserves, Waitangirua Community Park, Natone Park, part of Belmont Regional Park, Waitangirua Mall, Maraeroa Marae, Corinna School (primary), Natone Park School, Te Kura Māori o Porirua and Tairangi School (primary).