Welcome to Karori!

Just 4km from Wellington City centre, Karori is one of NZ’s largest suburbs. The name Karori means “the rope of bird snares” in Te Reo Maori and, originally, Maori people used the once forested area of Karori for hunting. Karori was, and still is, renowned for its birdlife.

This website was developed by the Karori Business Association which was formed in 2019 following a merger with the Marsden Village Business Association.

This is an information site about Karori / Marsden Village and is designed to bring together business and community interests.

Karori operates a Business Improvement District (BID) programme with Wellington City Council. For more about how the BID programme and how it works click here to go to the Wellington City Council BID website or go to the next page The Karori BID 

The Karori BID programme is defined by the Karori BID boundary, click here  to view the map.

Funding for this website and events in Karori and Marsden Village comes directly from the local businesses. Additional support where required comes from Wellington City Council and other sponsors.

If you think you have a contribution to this site, or you would like to raise any issue on behalf of the community, please contact the Manager of the Karori business association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please refer to our Directory for details of Karori / Marsden Village businesses and services