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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




Come on down to Papakura on Saturday the 6th of December – there is lots happening


Family Fun Day starts at 9 am with the Little Flick Train, Mini Plane Rides, henna tattoos, art and craft making, a Petting Zoo to come and cuddle the animals,

Fairies and Face Painters, a Clown on Stilts and balloonists – making up balloons for you, a Bouncy Castle and a Slide all located throughout Great South Road in Papakura.


The Market on Broadway will be on in Broadway Papakura from 8.30 am to 12 noon


And then Santa and the floats, come through town at 1 pm organised by Papakura Rotary


Remember the main roads do get closed off for the Parade so see our public car parking map below for you for parking options.




Great South Road, Broadway, Averill Street, the beginning of Elliot and Railway Street West will all be closed, but we have lots of other car parking spaces in Papakura – and you can easily walk into town.


There is lots happening and it’s going to be a great day in Papakura on Saturday the 6th of December from 9 am to 2 pm.





The market is from 8.30 am until 1.00 pm Papakura’s Town Centre will come alive with the sight, sound and aromas of the first Market on Broadway.

Offering high quality food, health, beauty, clothing and craft stalls and great entertainment, the market will feature more than 20 stalls offering a wide range of goods.


Even better, the cafes and restaurants of Broadway will be opening early to offer all manner of tasty food and hot drinks for breakfast. The whole of Broadway between Great South Road and O’Shannessey Street will be closed to traffic to create the market environment.
Come on down and check it out!


We’re really keen to talk to local people or groups who are interested in performing at the Market – entertainment just makes the whole day so much more interesting. We’ll be hosting one fundraising stall each week.  If you are part of a group that would like to be part of this contact us on the email below.

We do also need a few more volunteers to help with pack-in and other aspects of the Market.  If there’s a local group keen to help out the new market this will be a fantastic experience, and it’s not hard work.

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