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Onekawa Central

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Onekawa Central is 1,506, with a population density of 22.24 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

Taradale South is bounded by Puketapu Road and Meeanee Road in the north, the Hawke's Bay Expressway in the east, and the Hastings District Council area in the south and west.

Name origin

Taradale South is named for the southern part of Taradale, which was thought to be named after a Victorian suburb, a Māori ancestor, or a place in Ireland.

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Onekawa Central

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Rapid growth took place from the late 1960s. The population increased between 2001 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Taradale South is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Eastern Institute of Technology (Taradale Campus), Dolbel Reserve, Otatara Pa Historic Reserve, Riverside Park, Tareha Recreational Reserve and several schools.