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Encyclopedia > Taupo District
Taupo District
Administration
Territorial Authority: Taupo District Council
Mayor: Clayton Stent
Regional Council: Environment Waikato
Parliamentary electorate: Taupo
District
Name: Taupo District
Population: 31,521 (2001 Census)
Extent: Mangakino to Mount Ngauruhoe; east to the headwaters of the Rangitaiki River
Area: 6,970 km2
Places: Taupo, Turangi, Mangakino


The Taupo District covers 6,350 km2 of land, as well as a further 610 km2 of lake area, both in Lake Taupo, the country's largest lake, and also in the smaller Lake Rotoaira. The district stretches from the small town of Mangakino in the northwest to the Tongariro National Park in the south, and east into the Kaingaroa Forest. The district's population is largely located in the two main centres, Taupo and Turangi. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (501x728, 46 KB)Location map of Lake Taupo, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... In New Zealand, an electorate is a voting district for Parliamentary elections. ... The New Zealand government Department Statistics New Zealand conducts a census of population and dwellings every five years. ... Mangakino is a small town on the banks of the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Mount Ngauruhoe is an active stratovolcano in New Zealand. ... The Rangitaiki River is the longest river in the Bay of Plenty region in New Zealands North Island. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... This is a list of towns in New Zealand. ... Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Turangi is a town on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand at the southwest corner of Lake Taupo. ... Mangakino is a small town on the banks of the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Lake Taupo. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Central North Island, New Zealand | Lakes of New Zealand ... Mangakino is a small town on the banks of the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Tongariro National Park is the oldest National Park in New Zealand. ... Kaingaroa Forest is the largest forest in the North Island of New Zealand, and the largest plantation in the southern hemisphere. ... Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Turangi is a town on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand at the southwest corner of Lake Taupo. ...

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Local Government

Main article: Taupo District Council

The district is governed by the Taupo District Council, with the vast majority of the district falling within the jurisdiction of Environment Waikato regional council. Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ...


History

Little is known about early Maori settlement near Taupo, although Ngati Tuwharetoa have been the main iwi of the area for several hundred years. Major pa were situated at the southern end of the lake to the west of the modern town of Turangi. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... Pa, Maori word meaning a fortified village or redoubt, described at length in Maori Wars. ...


Taupo town was founded in 1869 as a garrison town during the New Zealand Wars, but remained small due to the poor volcanic soils of the region. It was not until the 1950s that the region started to develop, with forestry and the construction of the Wairakei geothermal power station. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The term Māori Wars, now more commonly referred to as the New Zealand Wars, or sometimes The Land Wars, refers to a series of conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Wairakei is just a few miles south of Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand, on the Waikato River. ...


Population

The town of Taupo is situated on the north-eastern shore of the lake, and Turangi is at the lake's southern extremity. Taupo is a large urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Turangi is a town on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand at the southwest corner of Lake Taupo. ...


State Highway 1 winds along the eastern shore of Lake Taupo, and several small townships are located along it. Fewer people live on the northern or western shores, although there are several small settlements close to Taupo, and to the west of Turangi (notably at Tokaanu) The New Zealand State Highway Shield. ... Turangi is a town on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand at the southwest corner of Lake Taupo. ...


In the last census the resident population was: The New Zealand government Department Statistics New Zealand conducts a census of population and dwellings every five years. ...

  • Taupo: 20,310
  • Turangi: 3,441
  • Mangakino: 1,281
  • Other (rural): 6,489.
    • Total population: 31,521
    • 2005 Estimated population: 33,900

External links

  • The District Council's site
  • Turangi Web Site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Taupo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Taupo is a small urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand.
Until 1989 Taupo was officially described as a city, but it is now administered by the Taupo District Council, the district including both Taupo itself and the surrounding hinterland.
Taupo is located at the north-east corner of Lake Taupo, and functions as a tourist centre, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the Lake and Mountains to the south.
Lake Taupo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (517 words)
Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand.
Lake Taupo is 90% of the physical size of the island of Singapore.
The town of Taupo is hugely popular with events, one in particular that is held each year is the 'Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge' where cycling enthusiasts cycle around the lake, this usually take an entire day.
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