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Kerikeri Central

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Kerikeri Central is 2,493, with a population density of 6.72 persons per hectare.


Note: This page displays the area boundaries used for the 2018 Census. In some cases, these are significantly different to the pre-2018 areas. For more on this, see the Census 2018 page.

Location and boundaries

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.

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Kerikeri Central

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Some growth took place through to the early 1900s, with land used largely for farming, timber getting and grazing. The population increased marginally between 2001 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Motutangi-Kareponia is a predominantly rural area, with some small settlements. Land is used largely for farming.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rangaunu Harbour, Lake Ngatu, Lake Waiparera, Aupouri Forest, Gumdiggers Park, Waiharara Hall and several schools.

Included areas

This area excludes the locality of Awanui, which is located in the southern section.