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Encyclopedia > Far North District
Far North
Far North District
Population 54,600
Extent Cape Reinga to Waimanakau;
east to Cape Brett

The Far North District of New Zealand, as its name suggests, is the northernmost district within New Zealand, consisting of the northern tip of the North Island. Image File history File links I made this and then I Public domained it. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


Geography

Consisting, unsurprisingly, of the northern part of the Northland region, of which it is the largest of three territorial authorities, the region stretches from the capes and bays at the northern tip of the Aupouri Peninsula past Ninety Mile Beach to the main body of the North Auckland Peninsula, where it encompasses both the Bay of Islands and Hokianga. This article is about the Northland region of New Zealand. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... The Aupouri Peninsula is a tombolo at the northern tip of the North Island of New Zealand. ... NASA satellite photo of the Aupouri Peninsula and Ninety Mile Beach Ninety Mile Beach is a beach located on the western coast of the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The North Auckland Peninsula, frequently referred to simply as the Northland Peninsula, is located in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Russell, Bay of Islands The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Hokianga Harbour, also known as The Hokianga River or more frequently simply as The Hokianga is a long estuarial drowned valley and its surrounding area on the west coast in the north of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Population

The district includes the towns of Kaikohe and Kaitaia in the north, and the cluster of towns around and inland from the Bay of Islands (Kerikeri, Paihia, Russell, Opua, Kawakawa and Moerewa). Kaikohe is the central service area for the Far North of New Zealand, about 260 km from Auckland, situated on State Highway 12 at 35°27 South, 173°49 East. ... Kaitaia is a town in Northland, in the far north of New Zealand. ... Kerikeri is a popular tourist destination in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 kilometres north of Whangarei. ... Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Russell, formerly known as Kororareka, was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand. ... Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland region of northern New Zealand. ... Moerewa is a small town (population 1662) in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The district has 54,576 people (2001 census), of whom 44% are Maori. Over the last 10 years the district's population has defied national (and worldwide) trends by becoming increasingly rural. The largest town, Kaitaia, has a population of only a little over 5000. Kaikohe, the seat of the District Council, has a population of 4000. Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ...


External links

  • The district council's site
  • Pleppin New Zealand Tourism Guides - Far North

See also: list of regions in New Zealand and territorial authorities of New Zealand. Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ...

Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
Cities:
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
Districts:
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Banks Peninsula | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | MacKenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

  Results from FactBites:
 
Far North District Council - The Far North District (297 words)
The Far North is the northernmost district in New Zealand.
With 7,324 square kilometres, the Far North District is the largest of the three districts, contributing 54% of the land area and 38% of the population of the region.
The 2001 census estimated the usually-resident population of the Far North district is 57,900.
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