The Far North District
of New Zealand
, as its name suggests, is the northernmost district within New Zealand
, consisting of the northern tip of the North Island
. The current mayor is Wayne Brown.
This is the largest of three territorial authorities
making up the Northland
region. The district stretches from the capes and bays at the northern tip of the Aupouri Peninsula
past Ninety Mile Beach
to the main body of the North Auckland Peninsula
, where it encompasses both the Bay of Islands
It borders on the Kaipara
Districts, which are the other two territorial authorities in the Northland Region.
Northernmost town in the district is Kaitaia
. There is a cluster of towns on the east coast around the Bay of Islands
), the town of Kaikohe
centrally situated to the west of them, and a cluster of small settlements on the west coast surrounding the Hokianga Harbour
, and Horeke
The district has of whom 40 percent are Māori
. Over the last 10 years the district's population has defied national (and worldwide) trends by becoming increasingly rural. The largest town is Kerikeri with a population of 5856, followed by Kaitaia with 5202, and Kaikohe, the seat of the District Council, with 4113.
The Far North District Council was formed through the amalgamation of the former Counties of Mangonui, Hokianga, Whangaroa and... Read More