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Trentham North - Trentham South

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Trentham North - Trentham South is 4,071, with a population density of 4.49 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Trentham North - Trentham South is bounded by Fergusson Drive in the north, Ward Street in the east, the locality of Mangaroa and No 1 Line in the south, and the locality of Heretaunga-Silverstream, Somme Road, the railway line, Somme Road and Camp Street in the west.

Name origin

Trentham North and Trentham South are named after the Duke of Sutherland's estate in Staffordshire, England.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place during the early 1900s, when the Racecourse was built. An army training camp was built at Trentham during WWI, and used again during WWII. Rapid growth took place from the 1960s into the 1980s, aided by the establishment of the General Motors car assembly plant. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then increased between 2001 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.

Land use

Trentham North - Trentham South is a residential, recreational, institutional and rural area, with some industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Trentham Racecourse, Trentham Camp Golf Club, Trentham Camp (Military Facility), Davis Field, Miro Park, Tawai Park, Ward Park, Witako Scenic Reserve, Rimutaka Prison, Police Dog Training Centre, Booth College of Mission (Salvation Army Training College), New Zealand International Campus (Wellington), Hutt International Boys' School, Heretaunga College and the National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease.

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