Tikorangi

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Tikorangi
Bertrand road suspension bridge.jpg
The Bertrand road suspension bridge
Tikorangi
Coordinates: 39°2′2″S174°16′47″E / 39.03389°S 174.27972°E / -39.03389; 174.27972
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki Region
Territorial authority New Plymouth District
Ward
  • North General Ward
  • Te Purutanga Mauri Pūmanawa Māori Ward
CommunityClifton Community
Electorates
Government
  Territorial Authority New Plymouth District Council
  Regional council Taranaki Regional Council

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. [1] [2] 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. [3] [4]

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Tikorangi was the site of the Tikorangi Redoubt, a British military post set up in June 1865 during the Second Taranaki War. [5]

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. [6]

The Bertrand Road suspension bridge connects Tikorangi to Huirangi. [7]

Demographics

Tikorangi statistical area includes Motunui, Onaero and Urenui and covers 167.27 km2 (64.58 sq mi) [8] and had an estimated population of 2,010 as of June 2023, [9] with a population density of 12 people per km2.

Historical population for Tikorangi statistical area
YearPop.±% p.a.
20061,590    
20131,776+1.59%
20181,902+1.38%
Source: [10]

Before the 2023 census, the statistical area had a larger boundary, covering 167.69 km2 (64.75 sq mi). [8] Using that boundary, Tikorangi 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, comprising 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. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

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

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 56.5% had no religion, 32.6% were Christian, 0.6% had Māori religious beliefs, 0.2% were Hindu, 0.3% were Muslim, 0.3% were Buddhist and 1.4% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 204 (13.1%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 339 (21.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $33,600, compared with $31,800 nationally. 264 people (17.0%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% 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. [10]

Education

Tikorangi School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 153 students as of February 2024. [11] [12] The school opened in 1867. [13]

Notes

  1. Peter Dowling, ed. (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 34. ISBN   0-7900-0952-8.
  2. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 85. ISBN   1-877333-20-4.
  3. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  4. "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  5. Prickett, Nigel (1996). "British Army and Colonial Fortifications in North Taranaki, 1863–64". Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum . 33: 1–51. ISSN   0067-0464. JSTOR   42906458. Wikidata   Q58677495.
  6. "Tikorangi The Jury Garden" . Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  7. "'IPENZ Heritage Newsletter June 2007'" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2013. page 5
  8. 1 2 "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  9. "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand . Retrieved 25 October 2023.
  10. 1 2 "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Tikorangi (219400). 2018 Census place summary: Tikorangi
  11. "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 14 March 2024.
  12. Education Counts: Tikorangi School
  13. Watson, Mike (1 February 2018). "The capsule that time forgot: Where was school's anniversary memorial buried?". Stuff.

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