A message from New Zealand's Prime Minister and MP for Helensville, the Hon. John Key:
proud to be the Member of Parliament for Helensville, one
of New Zealand’s top 10 small towns.
Helensville is a dynamic town, growing faster
than the national average partly because of its proximity to Auckland,
New Zealand’s largest city,
and other urban centres.
The surrounding area is a microcosm of almost
everything New Zealand offers – with its vibrant wine industry,
diverse horticulture, glorious beaches and coast, traditional farming,
lifestyle blocks, hot pools at Parakai, booming café culture
and growing industrial interests. There’s even a gannet colony,
near Muriwai Beach. And let’s not forget its greatest asset
– 77,000 New Zealanders, representing diverse ethnicities,
who are actively involved in making this area one of the most attractive
in New Zealand.
There’s so much to do in Helensville. Our
Pioneer Museum is full of fascinating
detail about our forebears and the early kauri milling history –
it’s a ‘must do’ for anyone interested in our
history. Helensville’s annual A&P
Show has run for more than a century; it’s held on the
last Saturday of every February and is a highlight of the local
For those who can’t get here, local businesses
such as Beesonline (honey) and MacNuts
(macadamia nuts) despatch Helensville products all around New Zealand.
It’s an exciting time for Helensville,
with its rapid population growth matched by the wine and tourism
industries. It’s hardly surprising that this record growth
has brought problems, such as the traffic congestion that I am determined
will be solved, but it remains a great place to raise a family and
a terrific place for a holiday.
here to visit John Key's website