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Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach is 783, with a population density of 0.05 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach is bounded by Porirua City in the north-east, generally by the suburbs of Tawa, Churton Park, Johnsonville, Broadmeadows, Khandallah, Ngaio, Crofton Downs, Wilton, Karori and Owhiro Bay in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming, particularly sheep and cattle grazing. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach is a predominantly rural area. Rural land is used largely for grazing.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the locality of Makara Beach, most of the localities of Makara and Ohariu, and a small part of Johnsonville.