Kauri, New Zealand

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For the New Zealand kauri tree, see Agathis australis. For the New Zealand kauri timber and gum industry, see Kauri Museum.
Kauri is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 35°38′47″S 174°17′44″E / 35.64639°S 174.29556°E / -35.64639; 174.29556Coordinates: 35°38′47″S 174°17′44″E / 35.64639°S 174.29556°E / -35.64639; 174.29556
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Whangarei District

Kauri is a locality in Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 passes through the area. Kamo is to the south, and Hikurangi is to the north.[1][2] Mt Parakiore is a volcanic dome rising 391 metres (1,283 ft) to the southwest. It is about one million years old, and part of the Harbour Fault, which also includes Mt Hikurangi near Hikurangi, and Parahaki in Whangarei.[3]

The area, initially called Kaurihohore, was settled by immigrants from Nova Scotia in 1856.[4][5]


Kaurihohore School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 7[6] and a roll of 173[7] (July 2015). The school celebrated its 125th jubilee in 2002.[8]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 5. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. Map 24. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Bruce Hayward, Mike Isaac, Keith Miller and Bernhard Spörli (2002). "Introduction to Whangarei geology" (PDF). Geological Society of New Zealand. p. 27. 
  4. ^ Pickmere, Nancy Preece (1986). Whangarei: The Founding Years. pp. 76, 102. 
  5. ^ Centennial Committee, Kaurihohore (1957). The Story of Kaurihohore, 1856-1956. 
  6. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Te Kete Ipurnphaka - Kaurihohore School
  7. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Kaurihohore School 125th Jubilee". Education Gazette New Zealand 81 (4). 11 March 2002.