Mount Pleasant, New Zealand

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Mount Pleasant
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Coordinates: 43°33′47″S 172°42′58″E / 43.563°S 172.716°E / -43.563; 172.716Coordinates: 43°33′47″S 172°42′58″E / 43.563°S 172.716°E / -43.563; 172.716
 • Total4.6282 km2 (1.7870 sq mi)
 • Total4,158
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)

Mount Pleasant (Tauhinukorokio[1][failed verification]) is a coastal suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. The suburb is located on the northern flank of the mountain Tauhinukorokio/Mount Pleasant in the Port Hills. It takes its name from the English version of the mountain's name.

The area was originally administered by the borough of Sumner. A petition in September 1920, by 57 of the suburb's 66 ratepayers, asked for it to be included as a riding of the Heathcote County. At the time of the petition, the area was mostly farmland, with 21 dwelling houses and an estimated population of 80. Whilst the mayor of Sumner, John Barr, submitted against the petition, it was granted and took effect on 1 April 1921.[2] As a result of the 1989 local government reforms, Heathcote County was amalgamated with and became part of Christchurch City Council.

The suburb and its houses were extensively damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Tauhinu Korokio — Mt Pleasant".
  2. ^ Menzies, J. F. (1941). Sumner (PDF). Christchurch: Simpson & Williams Ltd. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. ^ NZPA, David Fisher, Hamish Fletcher (28 February 2011). "Christchurch earthquake: 'This is no place to live any more'" – via New Zealand Herald.
  4. ^ "Mt Pleasant Earthquake Damage – Mapping the damage – Mt Pleasant Centre".
  5. ^ "Mt Pleasant Earthquake Stories".

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