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Oranga is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 36°54′41″S 174°48′09″E / 36.911505°S 174.802473°E / -36.911505; 174.802473Coordinates: 36°54′41″S 174°48′09″E / 36.911505°S 174.802473°E / -36.911505; 174.802473
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardMaungakiekie-Tamaki
Local boardMaungakiekie-Tamaki
Board subdivisionMaungakiekie
 • Total4,056
One Tree Hill Greenlane Ellerslie
Royal Oak
Onehunga Onehunga Te Papapa
Oranga Community Centre
State houses in the 'Harp of Erin' estate in Oranga, seen in 1947. Note the typical suburban cul-de-sac layout.

Oranga is a small residential suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located nine kilometres to the southeast of the city centre, between the commercial suburbs of Te Papapa and Penrose to the south and east, and the residential suburbs of One Tree Hill and Onehunga to the north and south.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "place of rising ground" for Ōranga.[1]

Oranga had a population of 4,056 at the 2013 New Zealand census, an increase of 204 people since the 2006 census. There were 1,929 males and 2,127 females.[2] 45.4% were European/Pākehā, 13.3% were Māori, 41.2% were Pacific peoples and 13.3% were Asian.[3]

It used to be a state housing neighbourhood for low-income families, but it is rapidly gentrifying. Private investors have bought many of the state houses for renovation, and to subdivide their generous sections. Real estate agents increasingly advertise these houses as belonging to the wealthier suburb of One Tree Hill.

Local facilities include Oranga Kindergarten (neighbouring Fergusson Domain), and Oranga Primary School.[4] The local secondary schools are One Tree Hill College, Marcellin College and Onehunga High School.


  1. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Oranga
  3. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place (Cultural diversity) : Oranga
  4. ^ Oranga Primary School