Far North District

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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.

Geography

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 and Hokianga.

It borders on the Kaipara and Whangarei Districts, which are the other two territorial authorities in the Northland Region.

Population

Northernmost town in the district is Kaitaia. There is a cluster of towns on the east coast around the Bay of Islands, (Kerikeri, Paihia, Russell, Opua, Kawakawa and Moerewa), 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 (Omapere, Opononi, Rawene, Panguru, Kohukohu, 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.

Local government

The Far North District Council was formed through the amalgamation of the former Counties of Mangonui, Hokianga, Whangaroa and...
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