About Otara

?tara is a suburb of AucklandNew Zealand, situated 18 kilometres to the southeast of the Auckland CBD. ?tara lies near the head of the T?maki River (actually an arm of the Hauraki Gulf), which extends south towards the Manukau Harbour.

Contemporary ?tara is surrounded by the suburbs of ?t?huhuMiddlemoreMangerePapatoetoeWiriManurewaManukau HeightsFlatbushBotany DownsPakuranga and Howick.

The suburb is noted for its proportion ofPacific Islander residents, who make up 68% of the ?tara population and its unusually low number of New Zealand European (P?keh?) residents (13%).