Gisborne District

Tikitiki

Tikitiki is a city in Gisborne District. So far we have accumulated 13 streets in Tikitiki and on these streets we have added 186 real estate properties.

Tikitiki
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Gisborne
City Councils
Gisborne District
City
Tikitiki
  • Tikitiki is a small town in Waiapu Valley on the north bank of the Waiapu River in the Gisborne Region of the North Island of New Zealand. The area in which the town resides was formerly known as Kahukura. By road, Tikitiki is 145 km (90 mi) north-northeast of Gisborne, 20 km (12 mi) northeast by north of Ruatoria, and 24 km (15 mi) south by east of Te Araroa. The name of the town comes from the full name of Maui, Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga (Maui wrapped in the topknot of Taranga). State Highway 35 passes through the town at the easternmost point of the New Zealand State Highway network. The town is 6 km (3.7 mi) from the smaller town of Rangitukia, near the mouth of the Waiapu River. These towns historically had a racecourse, four rugby teams, and several shops fuelled by a thriving dairy industry. In the 1950s and 60s the towns had a combined population of 6,000, but economic downturn in the area in the mid to late 60s led to urban drift, and 2011 figures put the population of both towns at 528. 95% of the towns' inhabitants identify as Maori. Most people in these towns are either homemakers, or employed in the roading, forestry, farming, or food industries, or as office workers.