The changing face of Pāpāmoa has seen the coastal settlement transform from a rural farmland with a few baches and people being seen out and about a rarity, to the thriving community it has become. Today, Pāpāmoa is one of New Zealand's fastest-growing suburbs, showing no signs of slowing down. Zoe Hunter takes a look at Pāpāmoa over the decades - then, now and tomorrow.

Picture Pāpāmoa in the early 1990s.

Its population was a little more than 5800 people and there were about 2067 houses. The average house price was between $82,000 and $90,000.

Now, Pāpāmoa is dubbed one


Growing up in Pāpāmoa

There's no place like home

Pāpāmoa's progression

Becoming a business hub

A local icon

Roll growth

Retiring by the beach

The future