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Opotiki is a small beach town in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. It houses the headquarters of the Opotiki District Council and comes under the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.Demographics(All figures are based on the 2006 census, from Statistics New Zealand)Population of the town: 4176 - male 1,989, female 2,187 8,973 people usually live in Opotiki District - male 4,431, female 4,545 Its population ranks 63rd in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand Opotiki District has 0.2 percent of New Zealand's populationEthnicity (of the district) Maori 57.5% European (Pakeha) 48.4% Other or undefined comprise the balance 4,884 Māori usually live in Opotiki District. Its Māori population ranks 36th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand. 0.9 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Opotiki District.TribalIwi based within the district are: Whakatohea - from Ohiwa Harbour to Opape, including Opotiki township. Ngaitai are based in Torere. Te Whanau A Apanui and Te Ehutu cover the area from Hawai to Potaka.
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