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Te Taitokerau

E kiia mai nei kua ngaro Ngapuhi
Waiho kia takoto he tikoki waka nui
He tūturu whenua
Ko Puhi Taniwharau Nga Puhi Kowhao Rau

New Zealand’s northern-most region, Te Tai Tokerau, covers a total land area of 1,394,100 hectares, from Mangawhai on the east coast to Kaipara Harbour on the west coast and north to the North Cape, marginally north of Cape Reinga. The region covers three districts: Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara.

According to the 2006 Census, the Māori population in the region was 43,530 representing 7.7 percent of the total New Zealand Māori population. The region is young with half the Māori population under the age of 23.4 years.

11 iwi are represented across the three districts:

  • Te Aupōuri
  • Ngāti Kahu
  • Ngāti Kurī
  • Ngāpuhi
  • Te Roroa
  • Ngāpuhi ki Whāingaroa-Ngāti Kahu ki Whāingaroa
  • Te Rarawa
  • Ngāi Takoto
  • Ngāti Wai
  • Ngāti Whātua
  • Te Uri o Hau

Regional Director: Walter Wells

Contact us

WHANGAREI
Level 2
Tai Tokerau Maori Trust Board Building
3-5 Hunt Street
Whangārei 0110

Private Bag 9026
Whangārei Mail Centre
Whangārei 0148

Tel: 09 430 3731
Fax: 09 430 3160
Email: tpk.te-taitokerau@tpk.govt.nz

KAITAIA
Ground Floor
REAP Building
33 Puckey Ave
Kaitaia 0410

PO Box 200
Kaitaia 0441

Tel: 09 408 2391
Email: tpk.te-taitokerau@tpk.govt.nz

Last modified: 4/03/2013