North Island - New Zealand
Paihia is a small beach resort near Russell in the Bay of Islands, by the mouth of the Waitangi River and close to Waitangi the historical British residency, where the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi taken place in February 1840.
In 1823 the Reverend Henry Williams established a mission station here.
The first book in New Zealand, part of the Bible in Maori language was printed at Paihia in the 1830's.
It is located close to the historic towns of Russell, and Kerikeri, 60 kilometres north of Whangarei.
This is where New Zealand's first game of cricket was held.
Nearby is the historic settlement of Waitangi to the north, and the residential and commercial areas of Haruru Falls/Watea to the west; the township of Opua and the small settlement of Te Haumi to the south.
The population of Pahia was 1770 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 66 from 2001.
Paihia School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 168.
For more information about Paihia see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paihia) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, January 2009.
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This information was correct in January 2009. E. & O.E.
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