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Kowhai Park

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Kowhai Park is 2,070, with a population density of 13.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kowhai Park is bounded by Duncan Street and Wakefield Street in the north, the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park and Turoa Road in the east, Ikitara Road, Mount View Road and Anzac Parade in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

Name origin

Kowhai Park is named after a kowhai tree which was planted in the area in 1917.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s. 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

Kowhai Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kowhai Park, Glen Logie Rose Gardens, Whanganui Riverbank Walkway and two schools.