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He Kōrero mō Ōrākei

About Ōrākei

The Ōrākei Local Board area includes Ōrākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefields, Meadowbank, Remuera and parts of Ellerslie.

Character of the Ōrākei Local Board area

Much of the Ōrākei board area is influenced by its views of the Hauraki Gulf, well-planted streets and gardens, and residences (many of which remain from when the area was first developed between the first and second world wars).

Business activity is concentrated in Ellerslie, St Johns, Remuera, Mission Bay and St. Heliers.

Ōrākei has particular cultural and spiritual significance as the home of Ngati Whātua Ōrākei and includes the iwi's land, marae, church and urupā.

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is home to the art deco tomb and the memorial garden for former prime minister Michael Joseph Savage, one of the country's most popular prime ministers.

Geography of the Ōrākei Local Board area

Ōrākei contains several ecologically and geologically significant features, such as the beaches and cliffs of its extensive coastline.

Amenities in the Ōrākei Local Board area

The eastern bays are popular isthmus beaches and the board area also includes the Waiatarua Reserve, the biggest urban wetland restoration project in New Zealand.

Explore the area via the Ōrākei Basin walkway, a 625m walking and cycling track that takes you around the Basin.

Good road parking is available near the Lucerne Road and Upland Road entrances.

Heritage sites and public artworks in the Ōrākei Local Board area 

Find out more about significant heritage sites and public artworks in Ōrākei. 

This comprehensive record provides background information, historic images, illustrations, and maps.

Download map showing Ōrākei Local Board boundaries

​Further information about Ōrākei

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

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

World War 1 roll of honour

The Ōrākei Local Board commissioned a World War I roll of honour for its area to commemorate the war's centenary.

The board welcomes additional information from the public on this project.