About the forecast areas
The 2017 population forecast for Fordell-Kakatahi-Marybank-Gordon Park is 3,010, and is forecast to grow to 3,291 by 2043.
Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park is bounded by Ruapehu District Council area in the north, the Rangitikei District Council area in the east, the Tasman Sea in the south, and the Whanganui River, the suburbs of Putiki, Durie Hill, Bastia Hill, Kowhai Park and Wembley Park and the Whanganui River in the west. Fordell is thought to be named either after an estate in Scotland or after the four dells on the original property in the area. Kakatahi is named from Māori words meaning 'one or single parrot'.