Welcome to the Birkenhead Residents Association

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Kaipatiki Alone Together

Kaipatiki Alone Together

Kaipātiki Alone Together is a community project we initiated for all residents of Kaipatiki to document this unprecedented moment in history.


We invite you to join us and share your photos of life in lockdown (levels 4, 3 & 2) – so we can capture our Kaipatiki story of this time for future generations.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline as reported by radionz.co.nz

Membership Fees Are Now Due

Why Your Financial Membership is Important

Your financial membership is essential because it helps to cover the costs involved in making submissions on your behalf to protect and enhance the unique environment of Birkenhead. And, because submissions almost always need to state how many financial members the Birkenhead Residents Association represents – numbers do matter.

There are two levels of membership available.

  1. Individual (one person) for $10.00
  2. Family/household or Business for $20.00

Click here for payment options.

Birkenhead Photo Competition

Birkenhead Photo Competition

The annual photo competition is an opportunity for local residents to capture and share what they love most about Birkenhead.

About the Birkenhead Residents Association

The Birkenhead Residents Association is proud to represent the community of Birkenhead and promote the retention and enhancement of its unique spirit and character.

The association is non-political and strives to represent the interests of the wider community. The creation of the new “Super City” has made the role of community groups more vital to ensure that the local voice can still be heard.  

Located just 8 kilometres from Auckland’s city centre, Birkenhead is known for its beautiful scenery, relaxed, family-friendly environment and bustling village centre. Once the site of ancient Kauri forests, Birkenhead is steeped in history and still retains the largest expanse of native bush on the North Shore.

Local parks, bush walks and beaches provide ample space to play and explore, while the historic village centre offers everything you need with great cafés and shops.

Popular with families, a number of well-regarded schools are close at hand and a calendar of community events means there’s something for everyone in Birkenhead. Easily accessed by car, bus or ferry, its proximity to the city is one of the many things locals value.

Read more about the vision of the Birkenhead Residents Association.

Our Community’s Aspirations For The Development Of Birkenhead Include:

Views and open aspect – Protect openness, expansiveness, sunlight, and views of city, sea, and bush

Village feel – Create a sense of place and community where people can live, work, shop and play; in which they feel a sense of belonging and safety

Bush + green space – Protect and enhance bush and urban green spaces; while promoting eco-development.

Quality built environment – Reflect Birkenhead’s character, heritage, and diversity through high standards of design

Connectivity and flow – Create connections and support walkability between spaces; provide and enable all transport modes


Residents and visitors value Birkenhead’s unique character. The Birkenhead Resident’s Association is a voice for the community, advocating for the retention and enhancement of the suburb’s character and spirit to support the community’s aspirations.

Residents contact us to find out more about living in this community. Join the Association to add your voice – be an active part of the community.

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Developers chat with us about the principles in this brochure and how we can work together to maintain and enhance Birkenhead.

Photo Credits:

Turbulent Skies Over Birkenhead Shops‘ by Rob Jenkinson
City view from the Chelsea Sugar Factory‘ by Linfan Dong
Pump Track‘ by Kelly Vivian

These photos are from the Birkenhead Photo Competition 2019