Tangiteroria

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Tangiteroria is a small rural community in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located halfway between Whangarei and Dargaville on State Highway 14 on the banks of the Northern Wairoa river.

It consists of a primary school, service station, pub, Catholic church, marae, community centre (pot luck dinner once a Month on a Friday), the local cricket team, play either Kirikopuni or Pukehuia once a week through the summer.

Kirikopuni and Pukehuia both had railway ststions on the Dargaville Branch for the movement of stock throughout Northland and a passenger service.

History

A Wesleyan mission station was set up by James Wallis in 1836, [cite book|title=Tall Spars, Steamers & Gum|last=Ryburn|first=Wayne|year=1999|isbn=0-473-06176-7|pages=p 9] and then run by James Buller. [cite book|title=The Unknown Kaipara|last=Byrne|first=Brian|isbn=0-473-08831-2|year=2002|pages=pp 81-96, 121-9, 307] The station lasted until 1853. [cite encyclopedia|url=http://www.teara.govt.nz/Places/Northland/NorthlandPlaces/12/en|title=Waipoua and middle Northland|encyclopedia=Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand] Kauri logs were sent down the river to be milled in the mid 1860s. [Ryburn, p 40] A flax mill operated in the late 19th century. [Ryburn, p 139]

A steamer service up the Wairoa River was established to Tangiteroria by the "Tangihua" in 1878, and Watson's Landing and store flourished there in 1881. The S.S. "Blanche" ran a service between Dargaville and Tangiteroria in 1891-2, and the S.S. "Ethel" was doing the run twice a week in 1896. It was replaced by the S.S. "Naumai" from 1903-1920. The service finished in 1929 [Ryburn, pp 55, 77, 79-81, 177] Road access was established in the 1890s. [Ryburn, p 93]

Education

Tangiteroria School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 5 and a roll of 39. [cite web|url=http://www.tki.org.nz/e/schools/display_school_info.php?school_id=1104|title=Te Kete Ipurangi - Tangiteroria School|publisher=Ministry of Education] The school was established in 1886. [cite web|url=http://www.ttschool.schoolzone.net.nz/|title=Tangiteroria School]

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