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      • Nelson
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      Beaches, wineries and Art Deco. The Hawke's Bay has a diverse economy, including business services that support its sectors to be the second largest contributor to regional GDP in the country. A popular tourist destination, the region has some of the countries best restaurants as well as stunning scenery, markets and festivals.

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      The Bay of Plenty is officially New Zealand's sunniest destination, enjoying short-lived winters and long summer days. The Region offers some of the country's most spectacular views and many ways to enjoy the pristine scenery and natural wonders. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Bay's Māori heritage and pre-European roots.

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      The Waikato is known for its rolling plains, fertile land and the mighty Waikato River. The region is the fourth largest regional economy in New Zealand, with a strong focus on primary production and associated manufacturing.

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      Whanganui

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      Welcome to Whanganui. This is our place; where history is full of stories, legends and rich legacy. Where a thriving arts scene, creativity and evolving culture inspire our modern lives. Where breath-taking natural landscapes capture imaginations at every turn.

      Manawatu

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      Located in the lower North Island, Manawatu is heartland New Zealand, offering an authentic Kiwi experience.

      The main in the region are Palmerston North, most notable for Massey University. Palmerston has a vibrant, arts and culture scene.

      The region's economy is based on food production and processing, research and education. The region is also home for the New Zealand defence force.

      Northland

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      Northland was originally home to some of our country's first human inhabitants. Today, it is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand and home to nearly 189,000 people. Rich in culture and history, the region boasts a stunning natural environment.

      Auckland

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      Auckland Region stretches from the the beaches of the Pacific Ocean in the east to the expansive beaches of the rugged west coast of the Tasman Sea. Auckland City, the largest urban area in New Zealand is considered the main economic center of New Zealand and a popular destination for international students and travellers.

      Gisborne

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      Gisborne is a Region on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It's known for wineries and surf beaches such as Makorori. The region has maintained a strong Maori heritage. The region's economy is made up mainly of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

      Taranaki

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      Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region on the western side of New Zealand's North Island. Its landscape is dominated by Mount Taranaki, its namesake volcano, which lies within the rainforested Egmont National Park.

      The port city of New Plymouth is the area's cultural and commercial hub. Taranaki's economy is diverse and includes dairy, oil and gas. The region is the highest contributor or national GDP per capita. 

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      The Wellington Region covers Wellington city in the south, Upper and Lower Hutt valleys to the north-east, and Porirua to the north-west. The region takes its name from Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.

      Wellington is famous for its arts and culture scene and is also the centre of New Zealand's film industry.

      West Coast

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      The West Coast, or as some locals call it, the "Wild West", is a long thin region that runs down the South Island's west coast.

      The region has the lowest population in all of New Zealand. It is famous for its rugged natural scenery such as the Pancake Rocks, the Blue Pools of Haast, and the glaciers.

      The main industries in the region are dairy farming and mining. Tourism also plays an important role.

      Nelson – Tasman

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      Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary, vibrant region where art and businesses thrive together among a stunning natural landscape. With one in five people internationally born, Nelson Tasman has 48 different cultures living in its environs.

      The region prides its self on being New Zealand’s leading Research and Development areas, with the highest proportion of people working in the research, science and tech sectors out of anywhere in New Zealand.

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      Canterbury is a region on New Zealand’s South Island marked by grassy plains, clear lakes and snow-capped mountains. Its largest city, Christchurch, is famed for its art scene and green spaces.

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      There are few places in the world which will leave you with a lasting sense of difference. Central Otago is undoubtedly one of them from its landscapes, its seasons, its people, its products and experiences.

      Marlborough

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      Marlborough Region is on the north-eastern corner of the South Island. The region is well known for its winemaking industry, and the Marlborough Sounds, an extensive network of coastal waterways, peninsulas and islands.

      Apart from the wine industry, aquaculture, agriculture and tourism play an important role in the local economy.

      Southland

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      Southland is New Zealand’s most southerly region and includes the World Heritage ranked Fiordland National Park.

      The region's only city Invercargill offers a relaxed pace of life with wide streets, little traffic, spacious parks and gardens, striking Victorian and Edwardian architecture and impressive sporting facilities including New Zealand’s first indoor velodrome. Southland's location is such that views of Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights are common.

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Opotiki Demographics

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Population
Based in the Bay of Plenty, the Opotiki District is present in the north of New Zealand. As per the June census, the district had a population of 9,720, while the urban population was 4,530. Of the total population, 51% are females, and 49% are males. Here is a breakdown of the people of different age groups living in Opotiki.

Age Group

Percentage
0-14 years 22.3%
15-64 years 59.1%
Over 65 18.6%

As evident, Opotiki has a well-balanced population, with most of them being middle-aged. Plus, a significant portion of the population is made by young adults, making the town a great residence for students.

Ethnicities
The town is primarily inhabited by the Māori population, making up to 50% of the town’s residents. The common ethnicities include:
• Europeans (50%)
• Māori (63.7%)
• Pacific peoples (3.5%)
• Asians (2.8%)
• Others (1%)
Overall, the town is a blend of people from different ethnicities that come together to form a harmonious community.
Religions
On the whole, Opotiki isn’t a very religious town, but it has a significant population of Christians. Overall, the town is inclusive for people of most religions.

Religion Percentage
Anglican 8%
Catholic 3.9%
Presbyterian 9.3%
Other Christians 15.1%
Muslims 1.5%
Buddhists 0.4%
Other Religions 38.5%
No Religions 23%
Maori Beliefs 0.3%
Income
The majority of the Opotiki District people earn their livelihood through commissions, wages, salaries, and bonuses. From here, the list of income sources, in order of their prevalence, are mentioned below:
• Veterans pensions
• Self-employment
• Interest, rent, or other investments
• Domestic purposes benefits
• Unemployment benefits
• Government benefits or payments
• Student allowance
• Payments from an insurer
As for the employment rate, 43.3% of the population is employed in a full-time job, while 14.5% are doing a part-time job. The remaining 7.3% of the population is unemployed.
Employed people are mainly working in the following industries:
• Agriculture and forestry
• Education and training
• Healthcare
• Retail trade
• Administrate services
• Manufacturing
• Construction
• Wholesale trade
• Accommodation and food services
• Arts and recreation
• Mining (very few people)
Weather
Opotiki is on latitude 38° South and has a temperate climate. In summers, the temperatures go up to mid-20s Celsius. Thus, the district has a booming beach culture. The region is mostly cloudless in winters, but the temperature never falls below freezing temp, making the climate suitable for living comfortably.
Education
For education, Opotiki has three primary schools. These are:
• Ashbrook School
• Opotiki School
• Woodlands School
All schools are co-educational.
To sum up, Opotiki is a great town to live in if you like to stay by the beach and enjoy occasional snow. Moreover, it has residents from all ethnicities and religions, thus, being inclusive for people with different beliefs.

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