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Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai is 3,108, with a population density of 0.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai is bounded by Imms Road, Lake Road, Lake Omapere, the locality of Waihou Valley-Hupara, Waikuku Road, Te Ahu Ahu Road, Waikaramu Road and State Highway 1 in the north, the locality of Moerewa, Otiria Road, Pokapu Road, the railway line, and the locality of Pokere-Waihaha in the east, the Whangarei District and the Kaipara District in the south, and the locality of Hokianga South in the west.

Name origin

Ngapuhi-Kaikou is named from Māori words, with “nga” meaning “the” and “puhi” meaning “plumes”.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, aided by improved access. Expansion continued during the post-war years. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2013.

Land use

Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai is a predominantly rural area with several small settlements. Land is used largely for beef and dairy farming, horticulture and forestry.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kaikohe Airport, Waiairiki Pools (Ngawha Hot Springs), Ngawha Power Station, Northland Region Corrections Facility, Te Waimate Mission House, Kaikohe Speedway, Lake Owhareiti, Rakautao Forest, Tokawhero Forest, Kaikohe Golf & Squash Club and one school.

Included areas

This area excludes the locality of Kaikohe, which is located in the north-western section.

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