Kaipara Flats

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Kaipara Flats
Kaipara Flats is located in New Zealand Auckland
Kaipara Flats
Kaipara Flats
Coordinates: 36°24′22″S 174°32′47″E / 36.40611°S 174.54639°E / -36.40611; 174.54639Coordinates: 36°24′22″S 174°32′47″E / 36.40611°S 174.54639°E / -36.40611; 174.54639
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland Region
District Rodney District

Kaipara Flats is a locality in the Rodney District of New Zealand. Warkworth is 12 km to the east, Ahuroa to the south, and Tauhoa to the north-west. The North Auckland railway line passes through the area.[1][2]

The economy is mostly sheep and cattle farming, with lifestyle blocks increasing in popularity. The Rodney Aero Club has an airfield nearby.[3]

A bridle track was established to Glorit on the Kaipara Harbour in 1899, and part was improved to a dray road the following year.[4] The North Auckland Line reached Kaipara Flats from Ahuroa in 1906.[5]


Kaipara Flats School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 84.[6] The school was established in 1878.[7]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 11. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 31. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Kaipara Flats". Warkworth Information Centre. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  4. ^ Ryburn, Wayne (1999). Tall Spars, Steamers & Gum. p. 89. ISBN 0-473-06176-7. 
  5. ^ Ryburn, p 84-5, 183
  6. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Kaipara Flats School". Ministry of Education. 
  7. ^ "Description of the School". Kaipara Flats School. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 

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