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Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki is 2,424, with a population density of 6.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki is bounded by Anzac Parade, Mount View Road, Ikitara Road and the suburb of Kowhai Park in the north, the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park in the east, Bates Road in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

Name origin

Bastia Hill is named after Bastia in Corsica, France. Durie Hill is named after Major Durie, an early resident magistrate. Putiki was originally named Pūtiki-Wharanui-a-Tamatea-Pōkaiwhenua, meaning 'the place where Tamatea tied his topknot with flax'.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1840 when a mission station was established at Putiki. Population was minimal until the 1890s, with land used mainly for farming. Land was subdivided from 1919, with significant development through to the 1940s. The population declined slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki is an established residential and low density residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Durie Hill Elevator, Polson Park, Windsor Park, Bastia Avenue Water Tower Reserve, Webb Road Park and two schools.