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Ahuriri and Onekawa West

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Ahuriri and Onekawa West is 1,431, with a population density of 3.36 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

Ahuriri is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, Battery Road in the east, Hyderabad Road in the south, and Pandora Road and the Inner Harbour in the west.

Name origin

Ahuriri is thought to be named after Tu Ahuriri, the son of Tu Maro, a chief of the Māori Ngai Tara tribe.

Profile areas
Ahuriri and Onekawa West

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, being one of the earliest settled places in Napier City. Growth took place from the 1870s into the early 1900s, with Ahuriri becoming a major industrial area and the original port for Hawkes Bay. Significant development took place from the 1960s, with many former wool stores and factories redeveloped into housing and shops. The population continued to increase from the 1980s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly high density housing from 2006.

Land use

Ahuriri is an established residential and industrial area, with some shops and cafes.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ahuriri Estuary, Ahuriri Park, Perfume Point Recreation Reserve (East Pier), Spriggs Park, Ahuriri Coastal Boardwalk, Ahuriri Shopping Centre and one school.