Dargaville

Dargaville (Māori: Takiwira) is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the bank of the Northern Wairoa River in the Kaipara District of the Northland region. The town is located 55 kilometres southwest of Whangārei.

Dargaville
Takiwira (Māori)
Victoria Street in Dargaville (2015)
Motto(s): 
Heart of the Kauri Coast
Dargaville
Coordinates: 35°56′18″S 173°52′18″E
CountryNew Zealand
RegionNorthland Region
DistrictKaipara District
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
  Total4,960
Postcode(s)
0310

It is noted for the high proportion of residents of Croatian descent. The area around it is one of the chief regions in the country for cultivating kumara (sweet potato) and so Dargaville is known by many locals as the Kumara Capital of New Zealand.