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  • Whangārei (Māori: [faŋaːˈɾɛi]) is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region It is part of the Whangarei District, a local body created in 1989 from the former Whangārei City, Whangārei County and Hikurangi Town councils, to administer both the city proper and its hinterland The city population was estimated to be 54,300 in June 2021, an increase from 47,000 in 2001

  • Timaru (English: ; Māori: Te Tihi-o-Maru) is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 km (98 mi) southwest of Christchurch and about 196 km (122 mi) northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island The Timaru urban area is home to 28,600 people, and is the largest urban area in South Canterbury, and the second largest in the Canterbury Region overall, after Christchurch The town is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined have a total population of 48,400

  • Tauranga (Māori pronunciation: [ˈtaʉɾaŋa]) is a coastal metropolitan city in the Bay of Plenty region and the fifth most populous city of New Zealand, with an urban population of 155,200 (June 2021), or roughly 3% of the national population It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century, colonised by Europeans in the early 19th century, and was constituted as a city in 1963The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour

  • Rotorua (; Māori: [ˌɾɔtɔˈɾʉa]) is a city in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island The city lies on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua, from which it takes its name It is the seat of the Rotorua Lakes District, a territorial authority encompassing Rotorua and several other nearby towns

  • Pukekohe is a town in the Auckland Region of the North Island of New Zealand Located at the southern edge of the Auckland Region, it is in South Auckland, between the southern shore of the Manukau Harbour and the mouth of the Waikato River The hills of Pukekohe and nearby Bombay Hills form the natural southern limit of the Auckland region

  • Porirua, (Māori: Pari-ā-Rua) a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area; thus it is considered a part of Wellington as a whole The name 'Porirua' is a corruption of 'Pari-rua', meaning "the tide sweeping up both reaches" It almost completely surrounds Porirua Harbour at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast

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