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Notes - geography

Census geography

Census data are available at a variety of different geographic levels, for example, Region; Territorial Authority; Area Unit and Meshblock (a small local unit of 10-100 households). Often Census data geography doesn't match actual 'communities', 'suburbs' or 'service catchments' needed for effective decision making. While individual meshblocks are small enough to be very useful, only limited data are available at this detailed level, and they need to be aggregated into higher level meaningful units.

The Community Profile provides population data for the Far North District and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Far North District geography

The suburbs and localities in the Community Profile tables are aggregations of whole 2013-Census meshblock geography. While the meshblocks used to collect Census data in 2006 and 2001 differed a little from these, Statistics NZ have concorded the older datasets to the most current meshblock boundaries.

Suburbs and small areas are defined such that they contain a minimum of 11 meshblocks and 543 people in every Census year. This avoids any complications caused by confidentiality rules imposed by Statistics NZ. They are designed to match official suburb/locality boundaries as close as possible, and represent geographic areas which people can relate to on the ground. They have been agreed to with the local authority as representing logical communities within the area.

The small areas used in profile.id do NOT necessarily match up to Statistics NZs “Area Unit (AU)” boundaries, though some may coincide. Some will be larger than Area Units, while others will represent a more detailed breakdown within Area Unit boundaries. Some areas may cross Area Unit boundaries.

The Far North District has 23 small areas:

Location of Ahipara

Ahipara

Ahipara is bounded by the locality of Herekino in the north, Sandhills Road, Ahipara Road and the locality of Herekino in the east, Waitehuia Road, the locality of Herekino and Gumfields Road in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Herekino

Herekino

Herekino is bounded by the locality of Motutangi-Kareponia and White Road in the north, the locality of Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha in the east, the locality of Hokianga North and Whangape Harbour in the south, and the Tasman Sea and the locality of Ahipara in the west.

Location of Hokianga North

Hokianga North

Hokianga North is bounded by the localities of Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha and Mangapa-Matauri Bay in the north, the localities of Waihou Valley-Hupara and Hokianga South in the east, Hokianga Harbour in the south, and the Tasman Sea and Whangape Harbour in the west.

Location of Hokianga South

Hokianga South

Hokianga South is bounded by the localities of Hokianga North and Waihou Valley-Hupara in the north, the locality of Ngapuhi-Kaikou in the east, the Kaipara District and the Tasman Sea in the south, and Hokianga Harbour in the west.

Location of Kaikohe

Kaikohe

Kaikohe is bounded by the locality of Ngapuhi-Kaikou in the west, north and east, and Mangakahia Road, the locality of Ngapuhi-Kaikou and Rangihamama Road in the south.

Location of Kaitaia East - Kaitaia West - Awanui

Kaitaia East - Kaitaia West - Awanui

Kaitaia East - Kaitaia West - Awanui is located in two separate sections. The northern section encompasses the locality of Awanui and is bounded by Spains Road in the north, the locality of Motutangi-Kareponia in the east, Prince Street and King Street in the south, and Duke Street, Matarau Road, the Awanui River and the locality of Motutangi-Kareponia in the west. The southern section encompasses the localities of Kaitaia East and Kaitaia West and is bounded by the locality of Herekino in the north, east and south, and Pukepoto Road, the locality of Herekino and North Road in the west.

Location of Kapiro

Kapiro

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.

Location of Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha

Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha

Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha is bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the locality of Taipa Bay-Mangonui in the north, the locality of Mangapa-Matauri Bay in the east, the locality of Hokianga North in the south, and the locality of Herekino, White Road, Puriri Block Road, Church Road, State Highway 10, Arawhata Road, the locality of Motutangi-Kareponia and Rangaunu Harbour in the west.

Location of Kawakawa

Kawakawa

Kawakawa is bounded by Bridge Street and Railway Road in the north, Whiteman Road and Ruapekapeka Road in the east, the locality of Pokere-Waihaha, Greenacres Drive and Settlement Road in the south, and the locality of Pokere-Waihaha in the west.

Location of Kerikeri

Kerikeri

Kerikeri is bounded by State Highway 10, the locality of Kapiro, Landing Road, Kapiro Road, Redcliffs Road and the locality of Kapiro in the north, Kerikeri Inlet, Kerikeri Inlet Road and Okura Road in the east, the locality of Waitangi and Bulls Road in the south, and Springbank Road and State Highway 10 in the west.

Location of Matauri Bay - Kaeo - Whangaroa

Matauri Bay - Kaeo - Whangaroa

Matauri Bay - Kaeo - Whangaroa is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, the locality of Kapiro in the east, the localities of Waihou Valley-Hupara and Hokianga North in the south, and the locality of Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha in the west.

Location of Moerewa

Moerewa

Moerewa is bounded by the locality of Pokere-Waihaha and State Highway 1 in the north, the locality of Pokere-Waihaha in the east and south, and Pokapu Road, the locality of Ngapuhi-Kaikou, State Highway 1 and Hautapu Road in the west.

Location of Motutangi-Kareponia

Motutangi-Kareponia

Motutangi-Kareponia is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, the eastern shore of Rangaunu Harbour, Church Road and Purri Block Road in the east, White Road, the localities of Herekino and Awanui and Gill Road in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai

Ngapuhi-Kaikou - Oheawai

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.

Location of North Cape - Houhora

North Cape - Houhora

North Cape - Houhora is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north and east, the locality of Motutangi-Kareponia in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Paihia - Opua - Haruru Falls

Paihia - Opua - Haruru Falls

Paihia - Opua - Haruru Falls is bounded by the Bay of Islands and the locality of Russell in the north, the locality of Pokere-Waihaha, Waikare Inlet and the railway line in the east, and the locality of Waihou Valley-Hupara and State Highway 11 in the south and west.

Location of Pokere-Waihaha - Russell

Pokere-Waihaha - Russell

Pokere-Waihaha - Russell is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north and east, the Whangarei District in the south, and the localities of Ngapuhi-Kaikou, Moerewa and Waihou Valley-Hupara and the Bay of Islands in the west.

Location of Taipa Bay-Mangonui

Taipa Bay-Mangonui

Taipa Bay-Mangonui is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, Mangonui Harbour in the east, and the locality of Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha in the south and west.

Location of Waihou Valley-Hupara - Okaihau

Waihou Valley-Hupara - Okaihau

Waihou Valley-Hupara - Okaihau is bounded by the localities of Mangapa-Matauri Bay and Kapiro, Pungaere Road, State Highway 10, Wakelin Road and the locality of Waitangi in the north, the localities of Haruru Falls, Paihia, Opua West and the Bay of Islands in the east, the locality of Pokere-Waihaha, Hautapu Road, State Highway 1, Waikaramu Road, Te Ahu Ahu Road, the locality of Ohaeawai and Lake Omapere in the south, and Lake Road, Imms Road, and the localities of Ngapuhi-Kaikou, Hokianga South and Hokianga North in the west.

Location of Waitangi

Waitangi

Waitangi is bounded by Kerikeri Inlet in the north, the Bay of Islands in the east, the localities of Haruru Falls and Waihou Valley-Hupara and Wakelin Road in the south, and the locality of Waihou Valley-Hupara, Springbank Road, Bulls Road and the locality of Kerikeri in the west.

Location of North Ward

North Ward

North Ward is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, the locality of Mangapa-Matauri Bay in the east, the locality of Hokianga North and Whangape Harbour in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of East Ward

East Ward

East Ward is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north, the Whangarei District in the east, the localities of Ngapuhi-Kaikou and Ohaeawai in the south, and the localities of Hokianga South, Hokianga North and Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha in the west.

Location of West Ward

West Ward

West Ward is bounded by the localities of Herekino, Karikari Peninsula-Maungataniwha, Mangapa-Matauri Bay and Waihou Valley-Hupara in the north, the locality of Pokere-Waihaha in the east, the Whangarei District and the Kaipara District in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

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