is one name given to a string of small resort settlements in the far north of New Zealand
's North Auckland Peninsula
, close to the base of the Aupouri Peninsula
. The resorts of Taipa, Cable Bay, Cooper's Beach, and Mangonui, all of which lie along the coast of Doubtless Bay
, are so close together that they have run together to form one larger settlement with a combined population of 1566 (2006 census).
The "miniature conurbation
" lies 150 kilometres by road northwest of Whangarei
(though only 100 kilometres as the crow flies
), and 20 kilometres northeast of Kaitaia
. It is thus the northernmost centre in New Zealand with a population of above 1000, even though it is nearly 100 kilometres southeast of the northernmost tip of the North Island.Mangonui means "great or big shark" in the Maori language.
Taipa Area School
is a composite (years 1-15) school with a roll of 464.Mangonui School
is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 151.
Both schools are coeducational and have a decile rating
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