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Coordinates: 39°2′2″S174°16′47″E / 39.03389°S 174.27972°E / -39.03389; 174.27972 Coordinates: 39°2′2″S174°16′47″E / 39.03389°S 174.27972°E / -39.03389; 174.27972
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District New Plymouth District
  Total167.69 km2 (64.75 sq mi)
 (2018) [2]
  Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)

Tikorangi is a settlement in Taranaki, New Zealand. Waitara lies about 6 kilometres to the north-west. The Waitara River flows to the west of the settlement, with the Bertrand Road suspension bridge providing access to the other side. [3] [4] The Mangaemiemi or Otaraua Marae and Te Ahi Kaa Roa meeting house are a local meeting place for Otaraua, a hapū of Te Āti Awa. [5] [6]


Tikorangi was the site of the Tikorangi Redoubt, a British military post set up in June 1865 during the Second Taranaki War. [7] Tikorangi's Jury Garden has been awarded the highest rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust: Garden of National Significance. It is open to the public for part of the year. [8]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [2]

The Tikorangi statistical area covers 167.69 km2 (64.75 sq mi) and also includes Motunui, Onaero and Urenui. [1] It had a population of 1,902 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 126 people (7.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 312 people (19.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 744 households. There were 990 males and 912 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.09 males per female. The median age was 45.8 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 345 people (18.1%) aged under 15 years, 264 (13.9%) aged 15 to 29, 936 (49.2%) aged 30 to 64, and 360 (18.9%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 90.2% European/Pākehā, 18.3% Māori, 0.9% Pacific peoples, 0.9% Asian, and 2.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 9.3%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 56.5% had no religion, 32.6% were Christian, 0.2% were Hindu, 0.3% were Muslim, 0.3% were Buddhist and 2.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 204 (13.1%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 339 (21.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $33,600, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 825 (53.0%) people were employed full-time, 234 (15.0%) were part-time, and 42 (2.7%) were unemployed. [2]


Tikorangi School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 167 students as of March 2022. [9] [10] The school opened in 1867. [11]


  1. 1 2 "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. 1 2 3 "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Tikorangi (219400). 2018 Census place summary: Tikorangi
  3. Peter Dowling, ed. (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 34. ISBN   0-7900-0952-8.
  4. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 85. ISBN   1-877333-20-4.
  5. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  6. "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  7. Prickett, Nigel (1999). "BRITISH ARMY AND COLONIAL FORTIFICATIONS IN NORTH TARANAKI, 1865-69". Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum . 36: 5–58. ISSN   1174-9202.
  8. "Tikorangi The Jury Garden" . Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  9. "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  10. Education Counts: Tikorangi School
  11. Watson, Mike (1 February 2018). "The capsule that time forgot: Where was school's anniversary memorial buried?". Stuff.

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