Paihia is located in the north of the North Island of New Zealand in the Far North District of Northland 60 kilometers north of Whangarei. Once a small fishing village, the town lying in the Bay of Islands is now a popular tourist center of the North Island. Paihia is known for the nearby village of Waitangi. There, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. 1840 Also, the first New Zealand cricket match was held in Paihia. On the other side of the bay the small town of Russell, from 1840 to 1841 is the first capital of New Zealand. Paihia New Zealand's first church was built. It was opened on 21 September 1,823th The current stone church, St Paul's Anglican Church, is the fifth church on the site. It was built 1925th * Paihia waterfront * Church of Paihia