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Mosston

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Mosston is 1,062, with a population density of 5.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mosston is bounded by the locality of Blueskin and Mosston Road in the north, the suburb of Tawhero and Rogers Street in the east, Puriri Street, Mosston Road and the suburb of Castlecliff South in the south, and Manuka Street and the suburb of Castlecliff North in the west.

Name origin

Mosston is named after the village of Mosstown in Kent, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s, with some growth during the early 1900s. Significant development occurred between the 1920s and 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

Mosston is a residential and rural-residential area, with some industrial land use in the west.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Mosston Park.

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