The majority of Northcote’s existing homes were built in the 1960s once the harbour bridge opened and made the once remote suburb easily accessible.

The community has been established for more than two generations and its strength is aided by the large number of families who have lived in the area for a long time. 

Many local people are highly engaged in shaping Northcote as it grows. We have received invaluable input from mana whenua, local students, Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust, the Kaipatiki local board and other community groups. This input is helping us understand what locals value about Northcote and want to protect and what they want to see changed and improved. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please visit us at the Northcote Development information centre in the town centre car park to find out more about the projects underway.

Northcote is a culturally diverse suburb. Within the greater area 66% of residents are of European heritage, 24% Asian and Maori and Pasifika residents make up 7% of the population. In the development area, Pasifika are the largest group (41%), followed by European (27%), Asian (21%) and Maori (17%). The development area’s ethnic makeup is likely to change as new residents move in to the area.

Jennifer (centre) talks through some of the changes coming to Northcote
Northcote Development Information Day fun for the kids

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