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Hauraki District
Territorial authority
Location of Hauraki District
Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Hauraki District Council
Wards Paeroa, Plains, Waihi
Seat Paeroa
 • Total 1,144 km2 (442 sq mi)
 (June 2016)
 • Total 19,550
 • Density 17.089/km2 (44.261/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
Website Hauraki District Council

Hauraki District is a territorial authority within the Waikato Region of New Zealand. The seat of the council is at Paeroa.

The area covered by the district extends from the southwest coast of the Firth of Thames southeast towards Te Aroha, although that town lies beyond its boundaries. It extends eastwards to the Bay of Plenty coast, taking in the southernmost part of the Coromandel Peninsula. The rest of the peninsula is part of the Thames-Coromandel district.

Features of the district include the Karangahake Gorge, Whiritoa, the Hauraki Plains, Ngatea and the gold mining town of Waihi.


The district covers 1,144 km², and has a population of approximately 19,550 (June 2016) residents, of whom 3,978 live in Paeroa and 4,503 live in Waihi.

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