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Kaukapakapa welcome sign


Kaukapakapa is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is situated in the Rodney district and is around 50 kilometres (31 miles)northwest of Auckland. State Highway 16 passes through the town, connecting it to Helensville about 12 km (7.5 miles) to the south-west, and Araparera about 14 km to the north. The North Auckland Line also passes through Kaukapakapa. The Kaukapakapa River flows from the town to the Kaipara Harbour to the west.[1][2] "Kaukapakapa" is a Māori name meaning "to swim with much splashing".[3] The town is commonly known to the locals in its shortened form "Kaukap".[4] The population of Kaukapakapa and the surrounding district was 2,979 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 711 from 2001.[5]

Article from New Zealand Herald 


Kaukapakapa School - Nau mau ki te kura o Kaukapakapa

Kau: to swim; kapakapa: splashing, or flapping.

When the many wild ducks in the creek were hunted there was much flapping of wings

Kaukapakapa School is situated on the Kaipara Coast Highway on land owned by Ngati Whatua.   We are closely affiliated to the 5 Kaipara marae of Araparera, Kakanui, Puatahi, Haranui and Reweti.  Originally settled by Europeans in 1869, The Kaukapakapa Public School first opened in 1873 with seventeen pupils.   Now a modern, vibrant and innovative school of approximately 300 students from Year 1 – 8, we appreciate the significant history that surrounds us, but are excited about creating citizens of the future through excellent learning opportunities across the New Zealand Curriculum.  Please phone the school office to make a time to view all we have to offer within our environment. Visit Kaukapakapa School website


Kaukapakapa Market 

Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month all year round, this lively village market is located in the Kaukapakapa Village a pleasant 45 minutes drive from Auckland City.  There is always something fresh to experience with different musicians, entertainment and new stall holders joining the market each month—a great morning out for the family with free face painting for the kids, a craft table and Easter egg hunt.  With its friendly people, great atmosphere and a wide selection of quality stalls there's something for everyone with everything from locally hand-made crafts, fresh fruit & veg to pre-loved treasures and collectibles.  Enjoy a freshly made coffee while you check out the stalls or sit and relax with something tasty from the market cafe while you take in the entertaining atmosphere and live music.


Kaukapakapa Pony Club

Kaukapakapa Pony Club is a family orientated club that strives to provide an environment which nurtures our young people in the community who all share in the same interest (the love of horses).  Our aim is to help in building life time friendships by bringing people together and to teach values and promote and improve the quality of riding and horse management in a fun and friendly way.  Everyone is welcome no matter what level of rider you are. Visit Kaukapakapa Pony club website