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Poets Corner in Enderley, Hamilton.
Poets Corner in Enderley, Hamilton.
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityHamilton, New Zealand
Electoral wardHamilton East
 (2006 Census)
 • Total5,226
Chartwell Chedworth Park
Fairview Downs

Enderley is a suburb of Hamilton, New Zealand. It became a part of Hamilton in the 5th boundary extension in 1949. It is the highest ranking suburb for socio-economic deprivation in eastern Hamilton.[1]

Poets Corner[edit]

Enderley neighbourhood Poets' Corner (so called due to many of the streets being named after poets such as Tennyson, Wordsworth, Blake and Eliot) was known for its high crime rate. New Zealand Post ceased deliveries to residential addresses in Enderley for a short time after a shootout between members of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in 2007, After this happened Housing NZ pulled down all the state-owned houses that had been housing the gang members in 2009. Crime rates and gang membership have decreased in the last few years.[2][3] There is now a $17m housing project rebuilding on the old Housing NZ site that was pulled down in 2009; this will have a mix of rental and owned homes. Also, there is a building project off Tramway Road where 500 new homes will be built in the area for the new $3.3 billion transport hub being operated by Tainui Group Holdings (TGH). The area now has many middle income homeowners moving in and renovating the older properties as they are seen as good investments and solid first homes being from the 1960s and 1970s. Around the Fifth Ave area of Enderley there are some streets that mainly have privately-owned homes that have been renovated; as this has happened the streets have changed to become safer areas.


Southwell School is an independent co-educational Anglican preparatory school (Year 1-8). The school was founded in 1911. It has a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 652.[4]


According to the 2006 census, Enderley has a population of 5226 (Enderley and Insoll statistical zones).[5] The Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation, ranked 1-10 from lowest to most deprived areas, lists Enderley and Insoll at 10/10 (highest level of deprivation).[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hamilton East Electorate Profile" (PDF). Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Community cop wins support". Waikato Times. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Poets Corner Community Renewal". Community Outcomes. Archived from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Southwell School Prospectus" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Enderley Quickfacts". Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation for Areas within the Hamilton East Electorate". Parliament New Zealand. Retrieved 1 November 2010.

Coordinates: 37°46′4.8″S 175°17′46.09″E / 37.768000°S 175.2961361°E / -37.768000; 175.2961361