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Otaika

Otaika
Otaika is located in Northland Region
Otaika
Otaika
Coordinates:
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Whangarei District
Population (2006)
 • Total 993

Otaika is a locality in Northland, New Zealand. Whangarei is 7 km to the north. The Otaika Stream runs from the north west, through the area, and into the Whangarei Harbour. State Highway 1 runs through the locality. The hill Tikorangi (with a summit 161 m above sea level) lies to the South. Tikorangi is a source of limestone for Portland Cement.[1][2][3]

The population of the Otaika-Portland area was 993 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 18 from 2001.[4]

History

In the 1830s, Okaika was a Māori village of [6]

Education

Otaika Valley School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 110.[7]

References

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  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Quickstats about Otaika-Portland
  5. ^ Pickmere, p 14
  6. ^ Pickmere, pp 65-66
  7. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Otaika Valley School
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