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Gladstone (Carterton District)

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The 2018 population for Gladstone (Carterton District) is 876, with a population density of 0.01 persons per hectare.


Note: This page displays the area boundaries used for the 2018 Census. In some cases, these are significantly different to the pre-2018 areas. For more on this, see the Census 2018 page.

Location and boundaries

Te Wharau is bounded by East Taratahi Road, Dakins Road, Te Whiti Settlement Road and the Masterton District in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, the South Wairarapa District in the south, and State Highway 2, Portland Road, the locality of Carterton and State Highway 2 in the west.

Name origin

Te Wharau is named from Māori words meaning 'hut or roughly built shelter'.

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Gladstone (Carterton District)

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and timber-getting. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, with further expansion from the post-war years into the 1970s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Te Wharau is a predominantly rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stonehenge Aotearoa, Gladstone Vineyard, Parkvale Mushrooms, Fairmont Estate, Carter Scenic Reserve, Gladstone River Reserve, Gladstone Sport Ground and Admiral Road Lookout.