Whangarei District is a territorial authority district in the Northland Region of New Zealand that is governed by the Whangarei District Council. The district is made up in area largely by rural land, and includes a fifth of the Northland Region. It extends southwards to the southern end of Bream Bay, northwards to Whangaruru and almost to the Bay of Islands, and westwards up the Mangakahia River valley past Pakotai and almost to Waipoua Forest. It includes the Hen and Chicken Islands and the Poor Knights Islands.
Creating the ultimate living environment
|District||Whangarei District Council|
|Local Hapū||Ngāti Hine|
|Named for||Reipae, Waikato princess|
|• Mayor||Sheryl Mai|
|• Deputy Mayor||Sharon Morgan|
|• Land||2,855 km2 (1,102 sq mi)|
| • Estimate |
The district contains beaches such as Ngunguru, game fishing at Tutukaka, a variety of beaches along Whangarei Harbour, as well as Matakohe or Limestone Island in the Harbour, now subject to ecological restoration. The main airport for the district is Whangarei Airport.
There are six wards, which is more than in 1989. The main part of Whangarei city is divided into the northern ward of Denby, and the southern ward of Okara. The other four wards are Hikurangi-Coastal in the north, Mangakahia-Maungatapere inland to the west, Bream Bay in the south, and Whangarei Heads to the east of the city.
The mayor of Whangarei District is Sheryl Mai.
- "Whangarei District Quarterly Review" (PDF). Statistics New Zealand. September 2007. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2010.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- "Wards". Whangarei District Council. Retrieved 29 October 2017.