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Te Marua

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Te Marua is 1,152, with a population density of 1.39 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Te Marua is bounded by the locality of Cloustonville in the north, the locality of Mangaroa in the east, the locality of Mangaroa, the railway line and the locality of Maoribank in the south, and the Hutt River in the west.

Name origin

Te Marua is named from the Māori words 'te' meaning 'the' and 'marua' meaning 'pit of valley'.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Expansion continued during the 1950s and 1960s. The population was stable between 1996 and 2001, and then increased gradually between 2001 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Te Marua is a rural and rural-residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wellington Family Speedway (Te Marua), Te Marua Golf Club, Mangaroa Hill Scenic Reserve, Plateau Reserve and one school.