Titoki, New Zealand

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Wairua Falls in 1911

Titoki
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Titoki
Coordinates: 35°44′02″S174°03′26″E / 35.73389°S 174.05722°E / -35.73389; 174.05722
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Whangarei District

Titoki (Māori : Tītoki) is a locality in the Mangakahia Valley of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. [1] Whangarei is 26 km (16 miles) to the east. The Wairua River passes to the east of Titoki, and the Mangakahia River to the west. [2] [3] A hydroelectric plant has been operating at Wairua Falls since 1916. [4] It was upgraded to produce 5.4 Gwh per year in 2007. [5]

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The local Korokota Marae is a tribal meeting ground of the Ngāpuhi hapū of Te Parawhau and the Ngāti Whātua hapū of Te Parawhau. [6] It features the Tikitiki o Rangi meeting house. [7]

Mangakahia Area School is a coeducational composite school (years 1–15), with a decile rating of 3 and a roll of 157. [8] The school, previously called Titoki District High School, celebrated its centennial in 2007. [9]

Titoki and the Mangakahia River area were important locations for the late 19th/early 20th century kauri gum digging trade. [10]

Notable people

Notes

  1. Hariss, Gavin. "Titoki, Northland". topomap.co.nz. NZ Topo Map.
  2. Peter Dowling, ed. (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 7. ISBN   0-7900-0952-8.
  3. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. Map 24. ISBN   1-877333-20-4.
  4. "Annual Report" (PDF). Northpower. 2005. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2008.
  5. "Power to Northland as hydro scheme expands". New Zealand Government. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  6. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  7. "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  8. "Te Kete Ipurangi - Mangakahia Area School". Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012.
  9. "Mangakahia Area School Centennial Celebrations". Education Gazette New Zealand. 84 (15). 22 August 2005.[ dead link ]
  10. Hayward, Bruce W. (1989). Kauri Gum and the Gumdiggers. The Bush Press. p. 4. ISBN   0-908608-39-X.


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