Tai Tokerau

Tai Tokerau is the northernmost education region. It includes the Far North and Kaipara Districts, as well as urban Whangarei and semi-rural Marsden and Ruakaka.

Size and growth

Overall Tai Tokerau is considered to be a region experiencing steady growth.

Catchment Plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Tai Tokerau region has one catchment plan within the National Education Growth Plan.

See the Tai Tokerau region catchment plan.

What’s been happening in Tai Tokerau








Whangarei Boys’ High
Rebuild and upgrade of facilities





Hora Hora Primary School
$6.9 million upgrade project





Kamo Intermediate School
$1.7 million redevelopment project





Te Wae o te Wheke
Opening of new education service hub, a collaboration between the Ministry, Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour and Northland College



Your say matters

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with School Boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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