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The 2018 population for Maungaraki is 3,984, with a population density of 18.88 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

Naenae South is bounded by the railway line, Vogel Street and Seddon Street in the north, the Waiwhetu Stream and the locality of Naenae North in the east, the locality of Glendale in the south, and the locality of Epuni East, Hamerton Street and Waddington Drive in the west.

Name origin

Naenae South is named for the southern part of Naenae, which was named from a word meaning 'mosquito'.

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Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years when public housing was constructed and railway line was opened. Rapid growth occurred between the mid 1940s and late 1950s. The population increased marginally between 1996 and 2001, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2013.

Land use

Naenae South includes an established residential area in the north, and conservation areas in the east and south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Naenae Shopping Centre and one school.