Houhora is located in Northland, 41km north of Kaitaia, on the eastern side of the Aupouri Peninsula, 70km south of Cape Reinga. The town is officially called Pukenui Village, however everyone calls it Houhora.
The Far North is known as “Te Hiku o te Ika” or “the tail of the fish”. The fish being the North Island of New Zealand, which was pulled up from the ocean by Maui, our great ancestor.
Aupouri Peninsula was originally covered in a giant Kauri Forest. This was buried over time beneath peat swamps and sand dunes. Today still the ancient Kauri is dug up from swamps and used for manufacturing ornaments and furniture.
The main industries in the area are Avocados, Forestry, tourism and fishing.
Relatively close to Houhora are famous landmarks like Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay and Spirits Bay.