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is a Westland town with a population of about 5,000 people near the mouth of the Hokitika River.
The town was the capital of the province during the goldrush and have a better harbour than Greymouth, that later replaced i'ts capital status.
Thomas Brunner and Charles Heaphy were the first Europeans to explore the district.
Hokitika became a borough in 1868 and adopted the present name, before that it was known as Okitiki and Otatika.
The region has a high rainfall and a mild temperatures.

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