The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board area includes the suburbs of Otara, Papatoetoe, East Tamaki, Puhinui and Manukau Central.
The Board area is home to diverse and vibrant communities, with strong community networks.
Otara is known regionally for its Saturday morning markets, held in the Otara shopping Centre car park next to the Manukau Institute of Technology South Campus.
Papatoetoe residents enjoy living in an established area, with close proximity to the airport, motorway, industrial areas in Wiri and East Tamaki and the sub-regional Manukau city shopping Centre, Hunters Corner, Otara Town Centre and St George Street area.
Other well-known landmarks are Puhinui Reserve, Middlemore Hospital, The Grange Golf Club and Auckland Golf Club, which surrounds the hospital grounds.