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Whakatane District

Whakatane

Whakatane is a city in Whakatane District. So far we have accumulated 162 streets in Whakatane and on these streets we have added 5,019 real estate properties.

Whakatane
External territories
Bay of Plenty
City Councils
Whakatane District
City
Whakatane
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Streets in Whakatane

  • Whakatane (/f??k?'t??ni/ fah-k?-TAH-nee, alt. /?w?k?'t??ni/; [faka'ta?n?]) is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River. Whakatane District is the encompassing territorial authority, which covers an area to the south and west of the town, excluding the enclave of Kawerau. Whakatane has an urban population of 19,300, making it New Zealand's 24th largest urban area, and the Bay of Plenty's third largest urban area behind Tauranga and Rotorua. Another 15,300 people living in the rest of the Whakatane District. Around 40% of the district's population have Maori ancestry. The District has a land area of 4,442.07 km2 (1,715.09 sq mi). Whakatane District was created in 1976. Whakatane forms part of the parliamentary electorate of East Coast, represented by Anne Tolley of the New Zealand National Party. It is the main urban centre of the Eastern Bay Of Plenty sub-region; incorporating Whakatane, Kawerau, and Opotiki, the Eastern Bay stretches from Otamarakau in the west, to Cape Runaway in the north-east and Whirinaki in the south. It is the seat of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, chosen as a compromise between the region's two larger cities, Tauranga and Rotorua. Whakatane was affected by the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake.

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