Papakura

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.

Papakura
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Electoral wardManurewa-Papakura Ward
Local boardPapakura Local Board
Established1845
Population
 (2018)
  Total22,296
Train station(s)Papakura railway station
Hospitals(s)Counties Manukau District Health Board
Wattle Downs Takanini Ardmore
(Towards Manukau Harbour)
Papakura
Red Hill
Pahurehure, Rosehill Drury Ōpaheke

Papakura is a Māori word believed to have originated from papa, meaning earth or flat (abbreviation of Papatūānuku) and kura meaning red,[1] reflecting the rich, fertile soil upon which the community was founded.