Whangarei District

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Whangarei-Terenga-Paraoa, Te Whanga a Reipae
Territorial authority
Motto: Creating the ultimate living environment
Whangarei Territorial Authority.PNG
Country New Zealand
Region Northland
Wards Hikurangi-Coastal, Denby, Okara, Whangarei Heads, Mangakahia-Maungatapere, Bream Bay
Local Hapū Ngāti Hine, Te Parawhau, Ngāti Wai, Patuharakeke
Named for Reipae, Waikato princess
Seat Whangarei
 • Mayor Sheryl Mai
 • Deputy Mayor Sharon Morgan
 • Land 2,855.40 km2 (1,102.48 sq mi)
 • Estimate (June 2015 estimate) 85,900

The Whangarei District is located in Northland, New Zealand. Whangarei City is the principal town and the district seat. Other towns include Hukerenui, Hikurangi, Titoki, Portland, Ruakaka and Waipu. The district contains a large amount of rural land, including beaches such as Ngunguru, game fishing mecca Tutukaka, a variety of beaches along Whangarei Harbour, as well as Matakohe or Limestone Island in the Harbour, now subject to ecological restoration. The main airport for the district is Whangarei Airport.

The district extends as far south as Bream Bay, north towards the Cape Brett Peninsula, and west almost to Waipoua Forest. It also includes the Hen and Chicken Islands and the Poor Knights Islands. The mayor of Whangarei District is Sheryl Mai.

The district population is 85,900 from the June 2015 estimate.[2]

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Coordinates: 35°43′08″S 174°18′32″E / 35.719°S 174.309°E / -35.719; 174.309