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(Pop: 5202) is a town in the far north region of New Zealand, at the base of
the Aupouri Peninsula which is about 160km northwest of
Whangarei and 330 kms north of
Sailing, surfing, surf casting at the breathtaking Ninety Mile Beach, diving and fishing, including the discipline of deep sea fishing - all are popular in the North. Regardless of the weather there is always a coast good for fishing – and the region possesses one of the most notable left hand surf breaks in the world.
Kaitaia and surrounding areas
are home to many skilled craftspeople working in wood, pottery, paint,
glass, ceramics, flax, bone, and greenstone. Like most rural towns in New
Kaitaia has its very own annual Agricultural & Pastoral Show, well over a
hundred years old and one of the oldest in New Zealand, a time when the
community traditionally gathers to enjoy itself.