Papakura is a southern suburb of Auckland, in northern New Zealand. It is located on the shores of the Pahurehure Inlet, approximately 32 kilometres south of the Auckland CBD. It is under the authority of the Auckland Council.
|Electoral ward||Manurewa-Papakura Ward|
|Local board||Papakura Local Board|
|Train station(s)||Papakura railway station|
|Hospitals(s)||Counties Manukau District Health Board|
|(Towards Manukau Harbour)||
Papakura is a Māori word believed to have originated from papa, meaning earth or flat (abbreviation of Papatūānuku) and kura meaning red, reflecting the rich, fertile soil upon which the community was founded.