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Welcome to Tangiteroria School
Tangiteroria School is situated in Northland, New Zealand, halfway between Whangarei and Dargaville. Tangiteroria is in the Kaipara district, belongs to Te Pārāwhau hapu, and affiliates to both the Ngāpuhi and Ngātā Whātuā iwi. Tangiteroria School is a full-primary school with a roll of approximately 35 students. It was founded in 1886, and has over 130 years of rich history relating back to the early mission school history of the area.
Tangiteroria School offers a small, friendly learning environment for Year 1-8 students to learn and achieve. The school environment is surrounded by nature with its own native bush sanctuary and sustainable gardens. it continues to be of major significance to its small rural community, and as such, is actively supported by local families.
MEANING OF TANGITERORIA
Tangi: to cry te: the roria: conch shell (sound of a trumpet)
Eel weirs (hinaki) woven from harakeke (flax) were constructed on the Upper Northern Wairoa River. As Maori paddled their waka up to them, the force of the water was so audible that it was likened to the sound of a conch shell being blown.