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Totara Park

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Totara Park is 2,874, with a population density of 16.65 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Totara Park is bounded by the locality of Cloustonville in the north and west, and the Hutt River in the east and south.

Name origin

Totara Park is thought to be named after the totara trees that originally grew in the area.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2013.

Land use

Totara Park is an established residential and parkland area, with rural areas in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Awa Kairangi Park, California Park, Ngati-Tama Park, Tulsa Park, Turon Park and one school.