Our Auckland South region encompasses the constantly expanding Manukau and Franklin-Papakura districts. Skirting the eastern edge of the Manukau Harbour, Manukau itself is a diverse community rich in contrasts, from a dense urban centre to spacious rural landscapes fringed by rolling green country and mangrove-rich estuaries.
The Auckland isthmus was home to Maori for a thousand years before European settlement. The Auckland basin was and is the home of the Ngati Whatua Iwi, or tribe. Now, over 181 different ethnic groups from all over the world call Auckland home, and the city is home to the largest Pacific Island population in the world.
The ethnic diversity of South Auckland in particular gives it a richness of cultural influence.
Papakura has a population of almost 50,000 – which the Papakura City Council expects to double by the 2050. The large population is served by hundreds of schools, many tertiary education institutes, and many hospitals.
The Franklin District is bounded by the northern Waikato plains, the Hunua Ranges, the Firth of Thames on the south east and Port Waikato – the mouth of the Waikato River, in the south west.
The area is mainly rural, but is undergoing much development. The New Zealand Steel steel mill at Glenbrook is a major local industry.
Auckland’s relentless growth will ensure the Auckland South Generation Homes team will be kept busy helping new customers into quality houses for many years to come.