Paihia is located in the Bay of Islands on the east coast of Northland, New Zealand. The topography of the region consists of mountains, valleys, beaches and a lot of dense forests. Paihia’s economy is primarily dependent on horticulture and its tourism industry.
The town enjoys a subtropical climate, making it a much sought after tourist destination. The average summer temperature is around 30°C and the average winter temperatures is 25°C; summer is the best time to visit.
With a small population of 1,836, Paihia was largely underdeveloped for a very long time; it began developing only in the 1920s. The aboriginal people of region comprise the Maori tribe. Their leaders signed the famous Treaty of Waitangi in Paihia which marks the first permanent settlement of the English in New Zealand.
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