The area covers the south-eastern part of the isthmus, including One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Penrose, Mt Wellington, Panmure and Glen Innes. The community is well served by regional facilities and open space, with Maungakiekie-One Tree Hill, Maungarei-Mt Wellington, Mutukaroa-Hamlins Hill and Panmure Basin all located within the local board's boundaries.
It also has the large retail areas of Sylvia Park, Onehunga and Panmure town centres.
The suburb is home to the regional Mt Smart Stadium facility and the industrial areas of Southdown, Westfield, and Mt Wellington.
This area is an employment hub for manufacturing, bulk storage and distribution.