The New Zealand Police Online Magazine historical archive. Of particular interest is this article about Otangarei. In 2007, 10% of all crime in Whangarei was committed by people who call the small suburb of Otangarei home.
Northern Advocate article highlighting the need for better community facilities in the Otangarei community. "Otangarei deserves the same "love it here" focus as the rest of Whangarei, says a group of residents who want the suburb to get a better deal."