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.
Ngapuhi-Kaikou is named from Māori words, with “nga” meaning “the” and “puhi” meaning “plumes”.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (720 Km2)
persons per hectare
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.
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 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.
This area excludes the locality of Kaikohe, which is located in the north-western section.