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Basic information
Local authority Whangarei
Population 1,758 (2013)
Northeast Tikipunga
Southeast Kensington
South Mairtown
Southwest (Mount Parahaki)
West Whau Valley
Northwest Kamo

Otangarei is a suburb of Whangarei, in Northland Region, New Zealand.[1]

Locals also refer to this area as O.T (owe-tee).

The population was 1,758 in the 2013 Census, an decrease of 498 from 2006.[2]


Te Kura o Otangarei is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 139.[3] The school has both full immersion Maori language classes and bilingual classes.[4]



City RFC are based in Otangarei, Whangarei and play in the Northland Rugby Union South Zone competitions. The club colours are blue & white hoops.

Rugby League[edit]

City Knights (formerly Kensington Knights) are based in Otangarei, Whangarei and play in the Whangarei City & Districts rugby league competitions.


  1. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 24. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  2. ^ Quickstats about Otangarei
  3. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Te Kura o Otangarei". Ministry of Education. 
  4. ^ "Supplementary Review Report:Otangarei School". Education Review Office. November 2006. 

Coordinates: 35°41′34″S 174°19′9″E / 35.69278°S 174.31917°E / -35.69278; 174.31917