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Waikare is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 35°20′20″S 174°14′0″E / 35.33889°S 174.23333°E / -35.33889; 174.23333
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Far North District

Waikare is a locality in Northland, New Zealand. The Waikare River flows from the Russell Forest past Waikare and into the Waikare Inlet, which leads into the Bay of Islands.[1][2]

The population is largely of the Te Kapotai hapū and Ngāti Pare iwi.[3]


Te Kura o Waikare, also called Waikare School, is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 38.[4] It is a Designated Special Character school with te reo Māori as the principal language of instruction. The school replaced the previous Waikare School in 2004.[5]

Coordinates: 35°20′20″S 174°14′0″E / 35.33889°S 174.23333°E / -35.33889; 174.23333


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 5. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 21. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "TE PŪRONGO AROTAKE mātauranga:TE KURA O WAIKARE". Education Review Office. June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Te Kura o Waikare". Ministry of Education. 
  5. ^ "Mergers, Closures and New Schools, January 2004 - January 2005" (XLS). Education Counts. 

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