Far North District

The Far North District is both the northernmost administrative unit of the Northland region and throughout New Zealand. It is located at the northern tip of the North Island; Administrative headquarters of the district is the place Kaikohe.


The Far North District is the largest district of Northland Region and includes the northernmost areas of New Zealand's main area (ie North and South Island, and smaller surrounding islands such as the Simmonds Islands ) a. In this case, it extends from the headlands / peaks ( the most famous Cape Maria van Diemen and Cape Reinga and the North Cape) and bays in the far north of the Aupouri Peninsula on the famous Ninety Mile Beach right through the center of the North Auckland Peninsula. Here, the Far North District is bordered on the southwest by the Kaipara District and the South East - bounded by the Cape Brett - on the Whangarei District. Near the boundary point of three districts located to the Waipoua Forest one of the largest remaining kauri forest areas of the country. While the district to the west - mostly - adjacent rectilinear coast to the Tasman Sea, located on the east coast of the South Pacific numerous bays, the most famous is probably the Bay of Islands.


Only about 4,000 of the 57,400 residents live in Kaikohe, the administrative headquarters of the district and well 5000 in Kaitaia, near the southern " starting point " of the Ninety Mile Beach. Most of the other towns are located either directly on or near the Bay of Islands, a popular tourist destination. The largest of them are Kerikeri, Paihia, Russell, Opua, Kawakawa and Moerewa.

About 44 % of the population are Māori. Even more than the Northland Region - - In recent years, the Far North District became a nationwide emergency with respect to the increasing urbanization across the country: It attracted again more people in rural areas.


The two main sectors are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The latter focuses mainly on the Bay of Islands and other bays and on the Ninety Mile Beach and the northern headlands. In the first sector of the economy is mainly forestry predicted a successful future as the international timber prices continue to rise.