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The 2013 population for Kapiro is 2,685, with a population density of 0.14 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kapiro is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, the Bay of Islands in the east, Redcliffs Road, Kapiro Road, Landing Road, the locality of Kerikeri, State Highway 10 and Pungaere Road in the south, and the localities of Waihou Valley-Hupara and Mangapa-Matauri Bay in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the early 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s, with land used largely for grazing. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, when land also became used for horticulture. Significant population growth occurred from the early 1980s. The population continued to increase between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Kapiro is a rural and growing rural-residential area. Land is used largely for dairy farming, horticulture and viticulture.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cape Wiwiki, Poukoura Inlet, Te Puna Inlet, Purerua Peninsula, Rangitane Reserve, Kapiro Vineyard, Kainui Road Vineyard, Marty’s Golf and Archery Range and one school.