Waipapa is a small town in the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. It is around 10 minutes drive from Kerikeri, the nearest urban centre to Waipapa, located on State Highway 10. Waipapa itself has no school and most people travel into Kerikeri on a daily basis. It is governed by the Far North District council.


Waipapa had a population of 870 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 156 people (21.8%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 333 people (62.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 288 households. There were 426 males and 444 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.96 males per female. Of the total population, 210 people (24.1%) were aged up to 15 years, 165 (19.0%) were 15 to 29, 381 (43.8%) were 30 to 64, and 117 (13.4%) were 65 or older. Figures may not add up to the total due to rounding. Ethnicities were 86.2% European/Pākehā, 23.8% Māori, 2.8% Pacific peoples, 4.5% Asian, and 2.1% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity. The percentage of people born overseas was 19.3, compared with 27.1% nationally. Although some people objected to giving their religion, 64.8% had no religion, 24.5% were Christian, and 4.1% had other religions. Of those at least 15 years old, 84 (12.7%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 123 (18.6%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $31,600. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 336 (50.9%) people were employed full-time, 117 (17.7%) were part-time, and 24 (3.6%) were unemployed.



The nearest airport to Waipapa is the Kerikeri Airport, which serves all of the Bay of Islands.


Most businesses in Waipapa are located on State Highway 10, with the biggest store, The Warehouse, located on Klinac Lane. The business area of Waipapa is expanding rapidly. It now contains over 120 retail, service, commercial and light industrial businesses in the Waipapa shopping area.


Waipapa's local Māori iwi is the Ngapuhi. One of the roads in Waipapa is named Ngapuhi Road.

Water features

Waipapa, being inland, has no beaches, but does have a landing named after the Waipapa Stream which runs just to the north of it where it meets the Kerikeri Inlet, close to Kerikeri's Stone Store. To the south of Waipapa runs the Kerikeri River, on which is the popular Rainbow Falls.


External links

Waipapa's website
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