The Aorere neighbourhood sits between Mangere East and Papatoetoe and shares amenities with its neighbouring suburbs. Residents of Aorere are just down the road from Papatoetoe’s main street, Hunters Plaza shopping centre and Papatoetoe Train Station.
Locals have close access to Aorere Park in Mangere East and Kohuora Park in Papatoetoe. Schools in the area include Kedgley Intermediate and Aorere College. Toddlers are well catered for between Aorere Kindergarten and Aorere Childcare Centre. Also nearby is the Malaeola Community Centre, which is the home of Auckland's Catholic Samoan community.