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The article used to say this:
- Tikokino is the second largest town in the Central Hawke's Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
- It is located 20 kilometres northwest of Waipawa and 55 kilometres southwest of Hastings. At the 2001 census Tikokino had a population of 2,715, a 3.0 percent increase from the 1996 census.
The population figure that the original author was citing is the population of the Tikokino area unit, not the population of the township itself. The area unit covers a large rural area, roughly half the area of the Central Hawkes Bay District, including many other small towns. Statistics New Zealand does not provide a figure for the population of Tikokino township itself from which we can infer that its population is less than 300. All towns of 300 or more are given boundaries and classified as a "rural centre" or "urban area".
There are two urban areas (Waipukurau and Waipawa) and two rural centres (Takapau and Otane) in the Central Hawkes Bay District, so Tikokino is at best the fifth largest town in the district.
Ben Arnold 05:29, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)