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Mangakahia Area School is a composite of Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools, based in picturesque grounds at Titoki, Northland, New Zealand.

The school has a strong whanau base, and students are encouraged to support and care for each other.

For a small rural school, we offer a lot of choices to our students, with individual attention, guidance and support.

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May 24th       

School closed at 12.30pm

Upcoming Events


31st May

Staff only day


3rd June

Kings Birthday - Public Holiday


4th June

Junior block opening ceremony

Friday 21st June

Mid-year reports due


28th June

Matariki - Public Holiday


1st July

Parent-student-Whanau conferences


5th July

Last day of term

History  of our  school logo

In 1983 the school logo changed to incorporate the Mangakahia River, the Titoki Tree and the Houto Mountain.


 The name Mangakahia comes from: MANGA - stream and KOHIA - native creeper. Mangakohia starts from the springs at the foot of Tutamoi. Tutamoi is the highest mountain in Northland. TUTA was a Tupuna - MOI a puppy. Tutmoi translates literally to Tuta and his puppy.

Mangakahia is a fertile river valley watered by the Mangakahia River, from Waimatenui to just below the Wairua Falls at Titoki. It is bounded by the western ranges of Opouteke, Tutamoe (modern spelling, giving rise to the erroneous but common belief it means 'sleeping giant') and Maungaru, and the eastern ranges of the 3 Kings, Te Tarai o Rahiri and Maungakohatu.

The river travels and twists through the districts of Waimatenui, Twin Bridges, Nukutawhiti, Pakotai, Parakao, on through Frasers Flat to Titoki and power station on Tokiri Road. It passes Houto and the Korokota Marae before joining the Wairua River below the Wairua Falls. The two rivers then form the mighty Wairoa, which starts in the shadow of the Tangihua Range and flows through Dargaville to enter the Kaipara Harbour. 

Titoki District High took its name from the bountiful supply of Titoki trees which grew at that time on the slopes of what we now call the Titoki hill. 

The area at the foot of the Titoki hill (including area up to the Douglas farm) to the Mangakahia River (including the school grounds) is known as Waiotomotomo.

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1st February - 12th April 

Term 1 - 2024

29 April - 5th July

Term 2 - 2024

22nd July - 27th September

Term 3 - 2024

7th October - 10th December

Term 4 - 2024


No. 1480 Mangakahia Road

Titoki, Whangarei, 0172  

​Tel: 09 4331 702

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm


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