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 both Papatoetoe and Middlemore Train Stations.
Locals have close access to Aorere Park and Walter Massey Park in Mangere East and Kohuora Park in Papatoetoe. Schools in the area include Kingsford Primary School, Kedgley Intermediate and Aorere College. Toddlers are well catered for between Aorere Kindergarten and Aorere Childcare Centre. Also nearby is the EFKS Church, which is the home of Auckland's Catholic Samoan community.