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Gonville East

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Gonville East is 1,305, with a population density of 15.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Gonville East is bounded by Carlton Avenue in the north and east, Alma Road and York Street in the south, and the western edge of Tawhero Golf Club, the suburb of Tawhero and Parsons Street in the west.

Name origin

Gonville East is named for the eastern part of Gonville, which is named after Gonville Saunders, the son of an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s. Expansion resumed between the 1920s and 1940s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Gonville East is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tawhero Golf Club, Alma Gardens, Gonville Domain and several schools.