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Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley is 14,175, with a population density of 5.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tawa - Grenada North - Takapu Valley is bounded by Porirua City in the north, the suburb of Horokiwi, generally by the suburb of Grenada Village, the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway and the suburbs of Glenside and Churton Park in the south, and the locality of Ohariu and Ohariu Valley Road in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used largely for farming. Population was minimal until the early 1900s, when land was subdivided. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, particularly from the 1950s into the 1980s, with rapid growth in Tawa during the 1970s. Gradual population growth took place from the 1980s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Tawa - Grenada North - Takapu Valley includes residential areas in the west, rural areas in the east, and some commercial and industrial areas.

Included areas

This area encompasses the suburbs of Grenada North, Takapu Valley and Tawa, and a small part of Grenada Village.