Mangere West is a diverse community. Walking through this neighbourhood, you’re as likely to get a friendly “kia ora” or “talofa” as you are to hear “hello”. Neighbours tend to know and support one another and locals are united around music, sports, arts, kai and culture.
Mangere West is home to a number of schools, including Mountain View School, Westmount School, and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mangere, as well as pre-schools, Mangere West Kindergarten and Airport Oaks Montessori. Moana-Nui-a Kiwa Leisure Centre, Mangere Arts Centre and the library are located nearby in the town centre, along with Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s Mangere campus.
You’ll also find plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors in, and near, Mangere West, including Te Pane-o-Mataoho (Māngere Mountain), Watercare’s Coastal Walkway along the Mangere Ihumatao foreshore, and Ambury Regional Park’s hiking trails.