Today is Sunday, 24 February 2019
Once the site of rural pastureland, recent development has seen the landscape between southern and eastern Auckland consumed by modern dwellings and the introduction of modern facilities. There are many other fine examples of high end properties on display in this particular neighbourhood. Down the road towards Cumbria Downs and Dannemora it is the brick and tile three and four-bedroom single level homes that continue to dominate, although there are also terraced housing complexes situated here and there.
The following information is derived from the 2001 census data provided by Statistics New Zealand and based on the usually resident population in the neighbourhood on the night of the 2001 census:
Average age in the area—30.7 years (New Zealand average is 35.4 years)
Ethnicity (% from total respondents)
Owned or partly owned 75%
Not owned 25%
Housing (years in residence)
Under 5 years 98%
15-29 year 2%
Not in workforce 13%
- ShoppingRetail therapy comes naturally around here with Botany Town Centre providing both a shopping mall and main street experience. Down the road, Howick village has a wide-range of shops offering anything from the basics to the luxuries. The retail competition in the eastern suburbs is intense, and if you venture out a little further you’ll find shopping centres at Highland Park, Pakuranga Town Centre, and the newly opened Sylvia Park.
- EntertainmentThe café culture has taken off big time in this area and will soon be rivalling the likes of Ponsonby Road for the number of cafes per kilometre.There is an eight screen cinema and library located at the Botany Town Centre, with ten-pin bowling and ice-skating on offer just across the road from there.
- Public TransportHowick and Eastern provide a regular bus service to the Auckland CBD and to Manukau. In addition there are regular ferry services from the Auckland CBD to the Half Moon Bay marina.