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Papakura offers you a perfect blend of country and town.

Perched on the edge of the greater Auckland metropolitan area, Papakura’s town centre is a diverse and charming environment in which to shop, eat, work or socialise. With a mix of retail, professional and business support services, the town centre brings everything you need together for a convenient and exciting experience.

The green open spaces of our wonderful parks are a perfect haven for families and children and the playgrounds are a fun and safe diversion for the younger ones. What’s more, getting to and from the town centre is simple, quick and convenient by rail, bus or private car.

So for everything you need to know about Papakura’s busy town centre and all the things that make this the heart of our district, look no further!

Latest Events


Market on Broadway is all go


Papakura’s newest market will be ‘a real traffic stopper’ according to Papakura businesswoman Jodi Dormer.

The Market on Broadway is the latest initiative from Papakura Business Association and it has now been approved by Auckland Council.

Tracy Shackleton, PBA town centre manager, says signoff on resource consent clears the final hurdle for the market and Ms Dormer says she’s excited about the news.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us but we can now confirm that the markets will start in November, which is wonderful.”

The Market on Broadway will be held every Saturday from 8.30 am to 1pm and will offer a wide range of quality goods and tasty food from local suppliers.

The Papakura Business Association has also ‘gone live’ with its new website for the town – www.papakura.co.nz – which will carry information about the markets and other community events planned by the PBA over coming months.

As they work through aspects of the market including entertainment on the centre stage, road closure requirements, parking for stall holders and additional rubbish disposal provisions, the pair – who have dubbed themselves the Dynamic Duo – are also calling for stallholder registration.

They also need a small group of volunteers to help with pack-in and other aspects of the Market.

“If there was a local group who were keen to help out the new market would be a fantastic experience, and it’s not hard work, more that we need a few helping hands,” said Ms Dormer.

Prospective stallholders can register by emailing Tracy Shackleton at market@papakura.co.nz