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Orakei

An old school, friendly village-style suburb tucked between the shores of Hobson Bay, the Waitemata Harbour and neighbouring Mission Bay


Recent Sales

Orakei, 1A Rewiti Street

1A Rewiti Street

18 December 2021


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Orakei, 5 Rautara Street

5 Rautara Street

27 October 2021


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Orakei, 3/33 Rukutai Street

3/33 Rukutai Street

30 April 2021


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Orakei, 6 Fenton Circus

6 Fenton Circus

31 March 2021


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Orakei, 53 Kurahaupo Street

53 Kurahaupo Street

2 December 2020


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Orakei, 51 Ngake Street

51 Ngake Street

28 October 2020


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Orakei, 12A Rautara Street

12A Rautara Street

23 September 2020


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Orakei, 118A Reihana Street

118A Reihana Street

26 August 2020


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Orakei, 2/34 Te Arawa Street

2/34 Te Arawa Street

4 August 2020


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Orakei, 118 Reihana Street

118 Reihana Street

10 July 2020


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Orakei, 17 Okahu Street

17 Okahu Street

9 March 2020


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Orakei, 38 Rukutai Street

38 Rukutai Street

19 February 2020


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Orakei, 55A Reihana Street

55A Reihana Street

19 December 2019


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Orakei, 27 Rukutai Street

27 Rukutai Street

11 December 2019


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Orakei, 13/18 Takitimu Street

13/18 Takitimu Street

29 November 2019


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Orakei, 15A Reihana Street

15A Reihana Street

20 November 2019


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5

Orakei, 19 Apihai Street

19 Apihai Street

3 November 2019


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2

2

Orakei, 4 Ngaiwi Street

4 Ngaiwi Street

4 September 2019


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Orakei, 84 Coates Avenue

84 Coates Avenue

26 July 2019


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Orakei, 49A Rautara Street

49A Rautara Street

24 June 2019


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Orakei, 1/47 Ngake Street

1/47 Ngake Street

16 April 2019


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2

Orakei, 1/19 Sudeley Street

1/19 Sudeley Street

10 April 2019


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2

2

Orakei, 80A Rukutai Street

80A Rukutai Street

27 February 2019


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Orakei, 140 Kepa Road

140 Kepa Road

25 February 2019


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Orakei, 56A Kurahaupo Street

56A Kurahaupo Street

20 February 2019


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Orakei, 22 Karori Crescent

22 Karori Crescent

14 December 2018


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1

Orakei, 1 Huriaro Place

1 Huriaro Place

23 November 2018


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Orakei, 147A Paritai Drive

147A Paritai Drive

21 November 2018


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Orakei, 9A Takitimu Street

9A Takitimu Street

14 November 2018


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2

Orakei, 44A Kupe Street

44A Kupe Street

27 October 2018


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1

Orakei, 25 Watene Crescent

25 Watene Crescent

10 October 2018


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Orakei, 28A Kurahaupo Street

28A Kurahaupo Street

16 September 2018


3

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2

Orakei, 3A Rewiti Street

3A Rewiti Street

27 June 2018


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3

2

Orakei, 1/99 Aotea Street

1/99 Aotea Street

24 June 2018


2

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2

Orakei, 54B Kupe Street

54B Kupe Street

13 June 2018


4

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Orakei, 77 Tautari Street

77 Tautari Street

16 May 2018


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2

Orakei, 4/99 Aotea Street

4/99 Aotea Street

18 April 2018


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2

Orakei, 25A Rautara Street

25A Rautara Street

4 April 2018


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Orakei, 25A Tautari Street

25A Tautari Street

16 March 2018


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2

Orakei, 13A Rukutai Street

13A Rukutai Street

14 March 2018


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2

4

Orakei, 3/89 Kurahaupo Street

3/89 Kurahaupo Street

8 March 2018


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Orakei, 49 Rukutai Street

49 Rukutai Street

14 February 2018


3

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3

Orakei, 60 Kurahaupo Street

60 Kurahaupo Street

13 November 2017


4

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Orakei, 5/10 Sudeley Street

5/10 Sudeley Street

8 November 2017


3

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Orakei, 7 Ngaiwi Street

7 Ngaiwi Street

26 June 2017


3

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Orakei, 100A Coates Ave

100A Coates Ave

21 June 2017


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2

Orakei, 67 Reihana Street

67 Reihana Street

24 May 2017


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Orakei, 2/45 Kurahaupo Street

2/45 Kurahaupo Street

18 May 2017


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Orakei, 4/160 Kepa Road

4/160 Kepa Road

8 March 2017


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Orakei, 38A Te Arawa Street

38A Te Arawa Street

23 February 2017


3

2

1

Orakei, 140C Paritai Drive

140C Paritai Drive

20 January 2017


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Orakei, 32 Rukutai Street

32 Rukutai Street

17 October 2016


2

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2

Orakei, 46 Te Arawa Street

46 Te Arawa Street

24 August 2016


3

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Orakei, 4/15 Karori Crescent

4/15 Karori Crescent

12 April 2016


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2

Orakei, 75 Tautari Street

75 Tautari Street

23 March 2016


3

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2

Orakei, 7B Rewiti Street

7B Rewiti Street

28 February 2016


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Orakei, 101A Coates Avenue

101A Coates Avenue

7 December 2015


3

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3

Orakei, 28A Kurahaupo Street

28A Kurahaupo Street

14 November 2015


3

2

Orakei, 7/160 Kepa Road

7/160 Kepa Road

13 September 2015


2

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Orakei, 1/15 Karori Crescent

1/15 Karori Crescent

10 September 2015


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Orakei, 14 Okahu Street

14 Okahu Street

2 September 2015


Orakei, 141A Coates Avenue

141A Coates Avenue

27 August 2015


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Orakei, 6 Tokomaru Street

6 Tokomaru Street

29 May 2015


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Orakei, 20A Ngake Street

20A Ngake Street

26 May 2015


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Orakei, 3/15 Karori Crescent

3/15 Karori Crescent

20 May 2015


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Orakei, 47 Ngaio Street

47 Ngaio Street

1 May 2015


3

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3

Orakei, 2 Ngaiwi Street

2 Ngaiwi Street

1 April 2015


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3

Orakei, 9B Ngaiwi Street

9B Ngaiwi Street

18 February 2015


3

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2

Orakei, 7 Rautara Street

7 Rautara Street

12 February 2015


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2

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Orakei, 140C Paritai Drive

140C Paritai Drive

18 December 2014


4

3

Orakei, 13A Rukutai Street

13A Rukutai Street

17 December 2014


4

2

Orakei, 7/18 Takitimu Street

7/18 Takitimu Street

2 December 2014


3

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2

Orakei, 3/70 Rukutai Street

3/70 Rukutai Street

20 October 2014


4

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Orakei, 28 Ngake Street

28 Ngake Street

11 June 2014


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2

3

Orakei, 136C Paritai Drive

136C Paritai Drive

20 April 2014


4

3

Orakei, 142B Paritai Drive

142B Paritai Drive

7 March 2014


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4

Orakei, 3A Sudeley Street

3A Sudeley Street

7 March 2014


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1

Orakei, 2/139 Paritai Drive

2/139 Paritai Drive

27 February 2014


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Orakei, 21 Ngaiwi Street

21 Ngaiwi Street

17 November 2013


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Orakei, 2 Rautara Street

2 Rautara Street

30 October 2013


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3

Orakei, 3/70 Rukutai Street

3/70 Rukutai Street

20 September 2013


4

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2

Orakei, 46A Kupe Street

46A Kupe Street

21 April 2013


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Orakei, 142C Paritai Drive

142C Paritai Drive

14 December 2012


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Orakei, 85 Tautari Street

85 Tautari Street

28 November 2012


4

2

Orakei, 4A Tuhaere Street

4A Tuhaere Street

19 October 2012


3

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Orakei, 142B Paritai Drive

142B Paritai Drive

9 October 2012


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Orakei, 2/139 Paritai Drive

2/139 Paritai Drive

4 July 2012


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Orakei, 5-6 128 Paritai Drive

5-6 128 Paritai Drive

15 June 2012


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Orakei, 24 Tuhaere Street

24 Tuhaere Street

16 May 2012


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An old school village-style suburb, Orakei is a friendly little coastal community, tucked between the shores of Hobson Bay, the Waitemata Harbour and neighbouring Mission Bay.

The day frequently starts, in Orakei, with a jaunt to the bakery along the Coates Avenue strip. Or maybe a steaming coffee and yummy cake at Sebastians or Good Day. Chances are you’ll run into local mums nattering with teachers from the various kindies or the gem of a primary along the road, perhaps even someone trotting up from the Kepa Road paddocks on a horse.

An old school village-style suburb, Orakei is a friendly little coastal community. Almost self-contained on a peninsula 5 km east of the city, the area is tucked between the shores of Hobson Bay, the Waitemata Harbour and neighbouring Mission Bay. It’s home to a diverse mix of locals, from students to families and wealthy A-listers who love the convenience of living so near both the CBD and eastern bays beaches.

Retail precincts include the Kupe Street, Kepa Road corner where the Resene Paint Shop and Tile Warehouse beckon renovators. Cars cram into Eastridge Shopping Centre for the New World supermarket, cafes, book stores, a Pandoro bakery, beauty and health stores, medical centres and services. At Coates Avenue, well-dressed locals amble along to the butcher, the baker, the post centre, a superette and buy blooms from the White Tree florist. Bettjemans on the corner, an award-winning salon, attracts trendsetters from far and wide, often before they tuck into tasty traditional Basque snacks next door. Across the bridge along Orakei Road, Kings Plant Barn provides botanic inspiration together with tasty lunches and gifts from the garden café.

Offering local produce, entertainment and handcrafted treasures, the farmer’s market goes from strength to strength at the Community Centre in Kepa Road. During the week, it hosts classes and activities from arts and crafts to exercise, dance and drama. The market was started by the newly formed residents’ association, which advocates on transport and housing issues that affect the neighbourhood. Informal networks have worked to date, but the association is keen to speed up progress up while creating a more cohesive community in a central hub. Things are certainly happening in Orakei, which is why more and more people are coming to live here. So come and join us. We know you’ll feel welcomed.

Architecture

A beautiful home on Orakei's popular Takitimu Street.

A beautiful home on Orakei's popular Takitimu Street.

On the one hand, Paritai Drive on Orakei’s northern slopes is renowned as New Zealand’s most expensive address, boasting multi-million dollar mansions with panoramic gulf and city views. The rambling Hotchin property reportedly cost $43million to build and was sold to a Chinese businessman in 2013 for $39 million. Roads off Fenton Circus are highly regarded and many of the homes command high prices with their spectacular sea views.

Reaching from down the valley to Tamaki Drive from Kepa Road, Kupe Street hosts a more modest parade of properties, mainly simple weatherboard homes with tile roofs, a legacy of the first Labour government’s state housing scheme. Many have been modernised and extended and since the upsurge in the suburbs popularity, fancy architectural interlopers are popping up among them. Kupe Street also houses Eastcliffe Retirement Village and is the main vehicle entry to the marae at Bastion Point where the Ngati Whatua plan to build up to 75 new whanau houses for the hapu.

At Bastion Point, the Savage Memorial is a magnificent Art Deco mausoleum and obelisk memorial for Michael Joseph Savage, the first Labour Party prime minister of New Zealand. Responsible for creating hundreds of state houses across the area, Savage was one of the most popular prime ministers. When he died in 1940, Auckland architects Tibor Donner and Anthony Bartlett won a competition to design the memorial and surrounding reserve. It is now a popular attraction where busloads of tourists come to admire the views of the city and Waitemata Harbour.

A stylish 1930s bungalow, a typical and popular feature of the Orakei area.

A stylish 1930s bungalow, a typical and popular feature of the Orakei area.

Orakei's History

Orakei, which includes Okahu Bay, Orakei Domain and Bastion Point has a long history of Maori occupation. Before European colonisation, the Maori owned all of Auckland but the Crown had slowly taken it from them. They had intended keeping the 700 acres of Orakei recognised by the Maori Land Court in 1896 and declared inalienable by the Crown in 1873 but most of it had gone.

Over a long period between the 1840s and 1950s, the New Zealand Government had confiscated this land for public works and development. Orakei became valuable real estate after the new Tamaki Drive crossed Hobson Bay in 1929. The City Council planned an Orakei "garden suburb" on the west side of Okahu Bay rising to Paritai Drive. The Government took the land under the Public Works Act, moving residents up the hill to state houses in Kitemoana Street. Only a tiny cemetery was left on the land Ngati Whatua called their own.

The area was important for the Ngati Whatua iwi (tribes), rich in papakainga or fishing and farming resources. The now vacant land hit the headlines in the 1970s in a dispute between the Maori people and the government, that came to a head after peaceful and lawful protests that had lasted over 100 years.

The loss of their papakainga severely affected the identity and the mana of the Ngati Whatua hapu at Orakei (sub-tribe) because the mana of any tribe is linked to the land, which is their economic and spiritual base. Once their mana was undermined, it became almost impossible for Ngati Whatua of Orakei to work together as a tribe.

In January 1977, the Orakei Maori Action Committee, took direct action to stop subdivision of their last remaining land. They occupied Bastion Point for 506 days, refusing to leave their ancestral lands. The protests caused a split within the tribal ranks as this was the first time their protests had broken the law - by trespassing on Crown land.

A year later, the government sent in a massive force of police and army to evict them. Protesters were arrested and their temporary meeting house, buildings, and gardens were demolished. The Bastion Point occupation was one of the most famous protest actions in New Zealand history. In 1977, Maori elders produced a revised subdivision plan for just five acres of private housing and 29 acres to be sold to the Ngati Whatua Trust Board, as well as the 22 acres of reserve.

In 1986, the Waitangi Tribunal awarded the Ngati Whatua O Orakei compensation with title to returned lands – and they are now recognized as the tribal authority of the area, enjoying a harmonious relationship with the government and other residents of Orakei.

Looking south west over the Orakei Basin showing what is now Kepa Road (c. 1920)

Looking south west over the Orakei Basin showing what is now Kepa Road (c. 1920)

Okahu Pier

Showcasing Orakei's beautiful sea views towards Devonport and North Head.

On the market

Orakei, 116 Coates Avenue

116 Coates Avenue


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Things to do, places to see

Good Day


Nestled into the strip of shops on Coates Avenue, Good Day brings excellent coffee, delicious cabinet food and a succinct menu of brunch-suitable offerings to the people of Orakei.

Sebastian's Boutique Cafe


A favourite breakfast or brunch haunt, the coffee is excellent, the menu varied and there is a cabinet full of sandwiches, cakes, slices, and other delicious goodies. It's hard to go past the Buttermilk Hotcakes!

White Tree Florist


White Tree Floral Design specialises in a wide range of quality fresh flowers. In additional to the beautiful flowers, White Tree also features a great range of handmade gifts and selected art from local artists. Go no further if you are looking to freshen up your home with colour and fragrance.

Bettjemans


Bettjemans are known for their glamorous red-carpet blow waves and commitment to service excellence. This award winning salon is a mainstay of NZs fashion industry and frequented by many of Auckland's most stylish.

Local Schools

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Primary
Intermediate
Secondary
Kohimarama School
Years 1-8
Co-ed
112 Kohimarama Road
09 528 5306


Orakei School
Years 1-8
Co-ed
Grace Street
09 521 0657


Baradene College
Year 7-15
Girls
237 Victoria Avenue
09 524 6019


Kohimarama School
Years 1-8
Co-ed
112 Kohimarama Road
09 528 5306


Orakei School
Years 1-8
Co-ed
Grace Street
09 521 0657


Selwyn College
Year 9-15
Co-ed
Kohimarama Road
09 521 9610


Baradene College
Year 7-15
Girls
237 Victoria Avenue
09 524 6019



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Suburb Stats

Orakei


Median sale price in July 2022

$2,395,000

13% last month
42% same time as
last year

Monthly Trend

Total Sales in July 2022

80% last month
9 sales
31% same time as
last year

Monthly Sales