Broadwood, New Zealand

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Broadwood
Broadwood is located in Northland Region
Broadwood
Broadwood
Coordinates: 35°15′38″S 173°23′36″E / 35.26056°S 173.39333°E / -35.26056; 173.39333
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Far North District

Broadwood is a town about 25 km to the north of the north side of the Hokianga harbour, in Northland, New Zealand. Herekino is 21 km to the west, and Mangamuka Bridge is the same distance to the east.[1][2]

The Broadwood area was first settled by Pakeha in the 1880s, and an access road was constructed through the area from Takahue to Motukaraka on the Hokianga harbour. An unmetalled road through the Te Karae Valley to Kohukohu was constructed in 1908.[3]

1,962 people lived on the north side of Hokianga Harbour at the time of the 2006 Census, a decrease of 54, but this is a much larger area than the town of Broadwood.[4]

Education[edit]

The school

Broadwood Area School is a coeducational composite (years 1-15) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 133.[5] It was founded in 1908.,[6] and became a District High School in 1952, and an Area School in 1973. A state aided school functioned at Broadwood from 1895-1904.[7]

Coordinates: 35°15′38″S 173°23′36″E / 35.26056°S 173.39333°E / -35.26056; 173.39333

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 3. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 18. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Olive Harris and Chris Lancaster, ed. (2006). "Nearby Broadwood and Runaruna". Remember the Hokianga. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-473-11859-4. 
  4. ^ Quickstats about Hokianga North
  5. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi". Ministry of Education. 
  6. ^ "Broadwood Area School Centennial". 
  7. ^ "Broadwood Area School (X366)". 

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