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Encyclopedia > Waitomo (district), New Zealand

Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the southwest of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand.


The district is a rural, predominantly dairy farming, region. The seat of the Waitomo District Council is at Te Kuiti, which has a population of 4200. No other town in the district has a population of over 500. The districts total population at the 2001 census was 9453, of whom 37% were Maori.


The area's main industries include sheep farming, forestry, and limestone quarrying.


The area is known for the popular Waitomo Caves, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. Numerous other caves are found in the limestone rock of the Waitomo district.


External links

  • The council's site (http://www.waitomo.govt.nz/)
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Territory: Chatham Islands
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Waitomo District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (341 words)
Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the southwest of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand.
The district is a rural, predominantly dairy farming, region.
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
Waitomo Map & Location | Waitomo, New Zealand (88 words)
The Waitomo District is located in the King Country region, which covers the western central North Island from Taranaki to the Waikato.
Hamilton, the heart of New Zealand's dairy farming industry, is the nearest major city lying just 1 hours drive away.
New Zealands largest city Auckland is only 2 hours driving distance and the holiday playgrounds of Taupo, Rotorua and Mount Ruapehu are a mere 1 hour from Waitomo.
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