Porirua East-Ranui Heights
About the forecast areas
The 2017 population forecast for Porirua East-Ranui Heights is 3,482, and is forecast to fall to 3,445 by 2043.
Porirua East-Ranui Heights is bounded by Champion Street in the north, Thompson Grove, Cannons Creek North, Mungavin Avenue, Arawhata Street, Porirua East and Cannons Creek South and Cannons Creek South in the east, northern suburbs of Wellington City in the south, Porirua Stream, State Highway 1 Motorway and Awatea Street in the west. Porirua's name is likely derived from 'Pari-rua', meaning 'the flowing of the two tides', referring to the two tidal estuary arms of Porirua Harbour (Onepoto Arm and Pāuatahanui Inlet). Rānui was the name of a land development firm operating in Porirua.