Ahititi

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Ahititi
Ahititi is located in Taranaki Region
Ahititi
Ahititi
Coordinates: 38°51′41″S 174°36′18″E / 38.86139°S 174.60500°E / -38.86139; 174.60500Coordinates: 38°51′41″S 174°36′18″E / 38.86139°S 174.60500°E / -38.86139; 174.60500
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District New Plymouth District

Ahititi is a locality in Taranaki, New Zealand. State Highway 3 runs through it. Mokau is 23 km to the north, Mimi is 26 km to the south-west, and Kotare is 16 km to the east. The Tongaporutu River flows through the area and into the North Taranaki Bight at Tongaporutu to the north-west.[1][2] The name means "fire for cooking" (ahi) "muttonbirds" (titi).[3]

Education[edit]

Ahititi School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of five and a roll of 40.[4] The school celebrated its 100th jubilee in 1997.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 26. ISBN 978-0-7900-0952-0. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 75. ISBN 978-1-877333-20-0. 
  3. ^ Brathwaite, Errol (1970). The Companion Guide to the North Island of New Zealand. p. 158. 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Ahititi School". Ministry of Education. 
  5. ^ "Jubilees & reunions: Ahititi, Tongaporutu, Okau Schools and District Reunion". Education Gazette New Zealand 75 (22). 16 December 1996. [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

  • Tongaporutu Ahititi Okau centennial booklet, 1897-1997. Ahititi, [N.Z.] : New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Centennial Committee : Aries Print. 1997. 
  • Gray, Brian E. (2000). The Tongaporutu River Valley : a history of the combined districts of Tongaporutu, Ahititi, Okau, Kotare, Rerekapa. Inglewood, [N.Z.]: Tongaporutu Historical Committee. ISBN 978-0-473-07216-2. 
  • Parochial District of Saint Peter-by-the-Sea, Mokau : "come unto me". Mokau, [N.Z.]: Parochial District of Saint Peter-by-the-Sea. c. 1956. 
  • Tongaporutu Ahititi Okau centennial booklet, 1897-1997. Ahititi, [N.Z.] : New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Centennial Committee : Aries Print. 1997.