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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]

The population was 1,758 in the 2013 Census, a 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[3] and 91 students as of February 2017.[4] The school offers a choice between full immersion Maori language classes, bilingual classes or mainstream education.[5]



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. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place:Otangarei
  3. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Te Kura o Otangarei
  4. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Te Kura o Otangarei - 05/10/2015". Education Review Office. October 2015. 

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