A view from the north-east: Porirua Harbour to the right, Porirua city centre and Colonial Knob ridge in the background.
|Local authority||Porirua City Council|
|Electoral ward||Northern |
The name "Papakowhai" (Māori pronunciation: [papaˈkɔfai]) in the Māori language means "yellow earth". As well as being the name of the suburb it is the name of the main road connecting the suburb to the south. Most of the other streets in Papakowhai take their names from Scottish rivers.
The first European known to have settled in the area was William Bowler in the early 19th century.
- Porirua City Council, Porirua City Boundary, Suburban Areas and Wards Map
- Statistics New Zealand, QuickStats About Papakowhai
- Porirua City Council, Porirua City Boundary and Suburban Areas Map
- Porirua City Council. "Porirua City Boundary, Suburban Areas and Wards Map". Porirua City Council. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Statistics New Zealand (2006). "QuickStats About Papakowhai". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Porirua City Council. "Porirua City Boundary and Suburban Areas Map". Porirua City Council. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
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