About the forecast areas
The 2017 population forecast for Akatarawa-Rimutaka-Kaitoke-Mangaroa-Moonshine Valley is 2,985, and is forecast to grow to 4,519 by 2043.
Akatarawa-Rimutaka-Kaitoke-Mangaroa-Moonshine Valley is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast District Council area in the north, the South Wairarapa District Council area in the east, and Bulls Run Road, the locality of Moonshine Valley and Porirua City in the west and the Hutt River and Lower Hutt City in the south. Akatarawa is named as a corruption of 'Akaterewa' which comes from the Māori words 'aka' meaning 'vine' and 'tarewa' meaning 'hanging, trailing or drooping'. Mangaroa is named from the Māori words 'manga' meaning 'stream' and 'roa' meaning 'long'. Moonshine Valley is named after the valley when illicit stills were in operation, well hidden in the hills.