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He Kōrero mō Howick

​About Howick

The Howick Local Board area includes Pakuranga, Howick, Botany, Flat Bush and East Tamaki and is in the Howick Ward. With a population of 130,000, Howick is the fifth largest urban area in New Zealand.

Character of the Howick Local Board area

Howick and Pakuranga are well-established communities that provide significant local community facilities.

Botany/Flat Bush is a relatively new area undergoing rapid and substantial growth.

Amenities in the Howick Local Board area

Howick has a wonderful coastal location, with good swimming beaches such as Cockle Bay, Howick Beach and Mellons Bay. Other main attractions are Howick Village and Mangemangeroa Reserve.

Pakuranga is located on the eastern side of the Panmure Inlet and boasts many community facilities such as Lloyd Elsmore Park and the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts.

Botany is a growing community and includes the Flat Bush development. Its major attractions are Botany Town Centre, Ormiston Road Bridge and Barry Curtis Park.

East Tamaki's business area is rejuvenating in part due to development at the 107 hectare Highbrook Business Park.

Download map showing Howick Local Board area boundaries

Further information about Howick

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Howick's environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by council.

Howick's economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.


20 questions on water

Listen to a recording of council officers talking about water-related issues in the Howick Local Board area.

Topics covered include:

  • environmental monitoring
  • water quality at beaches and in streams
  • planting the areas beside waterways
  • stormwater infrastructure, improvements and monitoring
  • sewage infrastructure, investigations and complaints
  • monitoring biodiversity
  • stormwater considerations in relation to the Unitary Plan and responding to issues associated with development.

Get a copy of the presentation

​Listen to the Skype recording


​Read about the environmental monitoring provisions in the Unitary Plan

​More information

If you have a suggestion for a future '20 questions' session, email