About the profile areas
The 2013 population for Ngapuke is 1,560, with a population density of 0.01 persons per hectare.
Ngapuke is named from the Māori words “nga” meaning “the” and “puke” meaning “hills”.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (1,285 Km2)
persons per hectare
European settlement dates from the early 1900s when the railway line was built and several small townships were established. Land was used mainly for saw milling and grazing. The population declined between 1996 and 2001, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2013.
Ngapuke is a predominantly rural area. Land is used largely for sheep, cattle and deer farming and forestry.
Major features of the area include Pureora Forest Park and the Timber Trail.
This area includes the Census area unit of Ngapuke, but excludes the Census area units of Manunui, Sunshine-Hospital Hill, Tarrangower and Taumarunui Central.