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Whangarei
Whangarei City

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Whangarei Territorial Region

Urban Area Population 48,300
Extent Hikurangi to Portland
Te Hihi to airport
Territorial
Authority
Name Whangarei District Council
Population 74,463 (2006 census)
Extent Whangaruru to Waipu;
west to Wheki Valley
Regional
Council
Name Northland Regional Council

Whangarei, pronounced [ɸaːŋaɾei] in Maori and [fæŋæreɪ] in English ("fang-a-ray"; the initial consonant is pronounced /f/ in English), is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Although it is commonly classified as a city, officially it is under the jurisdiction of the Whangarei District Council, a local body created in 1989 to administer both the city proper and its hinterland. Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... The Northland Region (Māori: ), one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... Māori (or Maori) is a language spoken by the native peoples of New Zealand and the Cook Islands. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Northland Region (Māori: ), one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ...


Whangarei has a subtropical climate and very few frosts. Summers rarely exceed 30°C, and there is plentiful rainfall, spread relatively evenly over the year. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ...


Whangarei District

Whangarei district includes the town of Hikurangi, and the suburbs of Kamo, Tikipunga, Whau Valley, Otangarei, Kensington, Regent, Maunu, Morningside, Raumanga, and Onerahi as well as a large amount of rural land, including beaches such as Ngunguru, game fishing mecca Tutukaka, and a variety of beaches along Whangarei Harbour. Kamo is a small township north of Whangarei, approximately 20 minutes from the Whangarei CBD. Famous for having the northern most traffic lights in New Zealand. ... Tikipunga is one of the biggest suburbs in Whangarei, New Zealand. ... Raumanga is a suburb of Whangarei in the Northland Region of New Zealand. ... Onerahi is a seaside suburb of Whangarei, New Zealands northern most city. ... Big-game fishing, sometimes called Offshore sport fishing or Offshore game fishing, is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large bony fish such as tuna and marlin in the open sea, often some distance from land and, in some fishing grounds, out of sight of land. ...


The district extends as far south as Bream Bay, north towards the Cape Brett peninsula, and west almost to Waipoua Forest. It also includes the Hen and Chicken Islands and the Poor Knights Islands. The mayor of Whangarei District is Stan Semenoff who has held the position since 2007. Cape Brett is a promontory on the northern North Island coast in New Zealand. ... Location of Waipoua Forest Waipoua Forest preserves some of the best examples of kauri forest remaining in New Zealand. ... The Hen and Chickens Islands (usually simply known as the Hen and Chickens) lie to the east of the North Auckland Peninsula off the coast of northern New Zealand. ... The Poor Knights Islands are a group of uninhabited islands off the east coast of the Northland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Triennial elections for all 73 cities, districts, twelve Regional Councils and all District Health Boards in New Zealand were held on October 13, 2007. ...


Famous people from Whangarei

Whangarei Falls

Panorama of Whangarei This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ... ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Australian [1] actress. ... Mary Jane Mander (April 9, 1877—December 20, 1949) was a New Zealand novelist and journalist. ... Ted Salmon (born December 19, 1943 in Whangarei) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national mens team that finished ninth at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Arthur Parkin (born February 15, 1952 in Whangarei) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that won the golden medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Suzie Muirhead (born April 10, 1975 in Whangarei, New Zealand) is a field hockey defender from New Zealand, who finished sixth with her national team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... Billy T. James, MBE (born William James Taitoko, 1948; died August 7, 1991) was a well known and much-loved entertainer and comedian from New Zealand. ... Winston Raymond Peters, PC, (born April 11, 1945) is a New Zealand politician and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, outside cabinet. ... Samantha Warriner (born August 1, 1971 in Alton, Hampshire, England) is an athlete from New Zealand. ... Right Honourable Sir John Ross Marshall GBE (March 5, 1912 – August 30, 1988), generally known as Jack Marshall, was a New Zealand politician. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Bradley Brad Carter (born 10 May 1980), is a member of New Zealand group, Steriogram. ... Steriogram are a rapcore band from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 1999. ... Kamo is a small township north of Whangarei, approximately 20 minutes from the Whangarei CBD. Famous for having the northern most traffic lights in New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (7224x1159, 2404 KB) Panorama of Whangarei, New Zealand. ...


External links

  • Whangarei District Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Whangarei Street Map
  • Whangarei Information & Travel Centre
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  • Whangarei District Airport


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Coordinates: 35°43′S, 174°18′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Whangarei (Maori:Whangārei) (Pronounced:Faa - ngaa - re - i) [1] [2] is the major population centre (Pop ~50,000) of Northland and the northernmost "city" in the North Island of New Zealand.
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Whangarei is only 70 kilometres from the Bay of Islands and is the primary gateway to the rest of Northland.
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