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About Waitākere Ranges

He Kōrero mō Te Ika Whenua o Waitākere

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board extends from Whatipu and Titirangi in the south, to Waitākere and O’Neill Bay in the north.

Geography of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

Surrounded on the west and south by outstanding coastlines and popular beaches, the ranges are covered with mostly regenerating lowland and coastal rainforest.

The area is home to a diversity of habitats for indigenous flora and fauna including kauri snails, glow worms and long-tailed bats.

Amenities in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

Titirangi is home to the Lopdell Precinct. This includes the restored heritage building, Lopdell House, and Te Uru, a new regional art gallery focusing on contemporary art and hosting New Zealand's premier ceramic awards.

Nearby is the former home of internationally known artist, Colin McCahon, now a museum and artists residency.

Hoani Waititi Marae, in Parrs Park, is an important site for urban Māori in the area.

The Waikumete Cemetery provides a significant regional service and is the only cemetery in Auckland providing burial facilities for those of the Jewish faith. The urupa also provides burial plots for urban Māori.

Titirangi and Glen Eden are key town centres which play a role in the servicing of needs in the south of the area, whilst Swanson is the key retail focus in the north.

Download map showing Waitākere Ranges Local Board boundaries

Further information about Waitākere Ranges

The census profile provides an overview to help you understand population, economy and housing trends across Waitākere Ranges.

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

The Waitākere Ranges economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.