lat_dir=S | lat_deg=35 | lat_min=49
lon_dir=E | lon_deg=174 | lon_min=3
Tangiteroria is a small rural community in the
North Islandof New Zealand. It is located halfway between Whangareiand Dargavilleon 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 Branchfor the movement of stock throughout Northland and a passenger service.
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
Dargavilleand 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]
Tangiteroria Schoolis 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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