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Point England
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Point England from the Tamaki River
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward
Local board Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board
Board subdivision Tāmaki
Population 4923 (2018)
North Glen Innes
Northeast Wai o Taiki Bay
East (Tamaki River), Half Moon Bay
Southeast Farm Cove
South Tamaki
Southwest Stonefields
Northwest St Johns

Point England is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.

Wildlife reserve

Point England is well known for its extensive 25 hectare bird sanctuary, Tahuna Torea (gathering place of the oyster catcher), located on the large triangular sandspit which protrudes 1.5 kilometre into the Tamaki Estuary. Following a council suggestion this area be turned into a residential marina in the 1980s, a group of activists led by Ronald Lockley, persuaded the council to create a wildlife reserve with extensive walk ways. Many species of birds including oyster catchers, pied stilts, gulls, plovers, herons, mallard and grey ducks are found in the area. In the higher bush areas are tui, moreporks, fantails, grey warblers and silver eyes. At low tide it is possible to walk east towards the Bucklands Beach Junior Yacht Club which is located 300 m on the eastern side of the Tamaki River. About 20% of the spit is consolidated with native plants that are largely above high tide. The remainder is sand that is uncovered at low tide. The whole spit can be walked in 11 hours or the board walk in 40 minutes. A good view is to be seen from the Godwit lookout. Nearby on the north side is a protected Maori Camp or whakaruruhau. The area can be accessed from Vista Crescent, Riddell Rd Walkway or West Tamaki Road or from the Tamaki estuary using a shallow draft boat. Care should be taken at the east end of the spit as the water is 22 m deep and very swift at low tide.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 4,227 —    
2013 4,305 +0.26%
2018 4,923 +2.72%
Point England, Auckland
Point England and the Tamaki River

Point England had a population of 4,923 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 618 people (14.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 696 people (16.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,323 households. There were 2,361 males and 2,559 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.92 males per female. The median age was 29 years, with 1,347 people (27.4%) aged under 15 years, 1,200 (24.4%) aged 15 to 29, 1,872 (38.0%) aged 30 to 64, and 507 (10.3%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 27.0% European/Pākehā, 26.5% Māori, 52.8% Pacific peoples, 13.2% Asian, and 2.4% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 33.7%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 29.6% had no religion, 53.0% were Christian, and 11.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 402 (11.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 924 (25.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $18,900. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,386 (38.8%) people were employed full-time, 426 (11.9%) were part-time, and 306 (8.6%) were unemployed.


Point England School and Ruapotaka School are coeducational full primary schools (years 1-8) with rolls of 464 and 120 students respectively as of February 2024.

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