Katikati was settled in 1875 by Ulster Scots people from County Tyrone in Ireland through the Orange Institution. The settlement was established by the Irishman George Vesey Stewart, who led two groups of settlers there aboard the ships Carisbrook Castle (1875) and Lady Jocelyn (1878). The land upon which the town was built was confiscated from local Māori after the Land Wars and was given to the settlers by the Central Government.

The settlement was formed from two distinct groups "the settlers useful and the settlers ornamental" referring to the tenant farmers and those with wealth. The settlement managed to withstand early economic problems and developed into a healthy town, based around farming and agriculture.

Information Center

Katikati has a great Visitor Information Center.

36 Main Rd, Katikati, ph 07 549 1658

Rubbish and Recycling

Katikati Recycling Centre
Corner of Tetley / Willis Road

Saturday    9am - 4pm
Sunday      9am - 12pm
Thursday   9am - 12pm