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Tokangawhā / Split Apple Rock

Tokangawhā / Split Apple Rock is a geological rock formation in Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Made of granite from the cretaceous, it is in the shape of an apple which has been cut in half. The cleft to pro ...

                                               

Tonga Island

Tonga Island is a small island in Tasman Bay, off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It lies within the Abel Tasman National Park, about 1 kilometre off Onetahuti Beach. The island has a flourishing fur seal colony, and is sur ...

                                               

Waimea Plains (Tasman)

The Waimea Plains is a small but fertile area of low-lying land south of the port city of Nelson, situated on Tasman Bay in the South Island of New Zealand. It is irrigated by the Waimea River from the Waimea Inlet in the north and bounded by the ...

                                               

Wainui Bay

Wainui Bay is within Golden Bay, and at the south-eastern end of Golden Bay, in the Tasman Region of the South Island, New Zealand. Bordering the Abel Tasman National Park, it is approximately 24 kilometres north-east of Takaka, the nearest town. ...

                                               

Whanganui Inlet

Whanganui Inlet is a large natural indentation in the northwest coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The inlet is a drowned river valley running parallel to the west coast. It is some 13 kilometres 8.1 mi in length and on average is about 2. ...

                                               

Woodstock, Tasman

Woodstock is a small settlement in the Tasman District of the northern South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the Motueka Valley Highway, close to the eastern bank of the Motueka River, some 20 kilometres southwest of Motueka, at the junct ...

                                               

Acacia Bay

Acacia Bay is a community on a small inlet on the western shores of Tapuaeharuru Bay, Lake Taupo in New Zealand. There are four main beach areas. It is located approximately 2 miles west of Taupo. Acacia Bay is the location of the Tauhara Trust, ...

                                               

Aldermen Islands

The Aldermen Islands are a small group of rocky islets to the southeast of Mercury Bay in the North Island of New Zealand. They are located off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, 20 kilometres east of the mouth of the Tairua River. The island ...

                                               

Arapuni

Arapuni is a rural town centre on the Waikato river in the South Waikato District of New Zealand. The population on census night 2006 was 2.145 usual residents, slightly down from 2.163 in 2001 and 2.211 in 1996. The town sits next to the Arapuni ...

                                               

Lake Arapuni

Lake Arapuni is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. It is 65 km southeast of Hamilton, to the north of Mangakino. The dam, at the small settlement of ...

                                               

Aria, New Zealand

Aria is a rural community in the Waitomo District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. The area experienced severe flooding in September 2017.

                                               

Atiamuri

Atiamuri is a former Hydro village in the central North Island of New Zealand. It lies alongside State Highway One about 45 km north of Taupo. It is bordered by the Waikato River and surrounded by pine plantations. Upper Atimauri, just north of t ...

                                               

Awakino

Awakino is a settlement in the south of Waitomo District, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 at the mouth of the Awakino River, five kilometres north of Mokau. It is 79 km southwest of Te Kuiti, and 98 km northea ...

                                               

Cape Colville

Cape Colville is the northernmost point of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealands North Island. It lies 85 kilometres north of Thames, and 70 kilometres northeast of the city of Auckland, on the other side of the Hauraki Gulf. The small settlem ...

                                               

Castle Craig Rock

Castle Craig Rock is a prominent geological feature to the south of Kawhia Harbour in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It is located 9 kilometres from Marokopa, Waikato, New Zealand, above the valley of the Marokopa River. Castle Craig Rock is ...

                                               

Colville, New Zealand

Colville, a small town in the north of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, lies 26 kilometres north of Coromandel in Colville Bay on the Hauraki Gulf, and is the northernmost town of any note on the peninsula. North of Co ...

                                               

Coroglen

Coroglen is a locality in the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. It lies on State Highway 25, 18 kilometres south of Whitianga and 26 kilometres north west of Tairua. The "Tapu-Coroglen Road", a windy gravel road, connects it across the Coromande ...

                                               

Coromandel Range

The Coromandel Range is a ridge of rugged hills running the length of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 60 kilometres east of the city of Auckland, and runs north-south for approximately 85 kilometres. The ...

                                               

Coromandel, New Zealand

Coromandel, also called Coromandel town to distinguish it from the wider district, is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is in the North Island of New Zealand. It is 75 kilometres east of the ...

                                               

Glen Murray, New Zealand

Glen Murray is a rural community in the Waikato District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island, on Highway 22, about 6 km up the Tikotiko Stream from Lake Whangape. In 2013 the population of meshblock 0846601, which includes Glen Murray ...

                                               

Gordonton, New Zealand

Gordonton is a village and rural community in Waikato District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. It is located southeast of Taupiri on State Highway 1B. The area was initially called Hukanui, which means "heavy frost" in the Māori ...

                                               

Halletts Bay

Pākā Bay, formerly called Halletts Bay is a bay on the eastern shore of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. It was known as Hamaria, named after Samaria, during missionary times, and before that Paka. The early Māori explorer Tia built a tūāhu to signify he ...

                                               

Hauraki District

Hauraki District is a territorial authority within the Waikato region of New Zealand. The seat of the council is at Paeroa. The area covered by the district extends from the southwest coast of the Firth of Thames southeast towards Te Aroha, altho ...

                                               

Hauturu, Waikato

Hauturu is a village near the eastern shores of the Kawhia Harbour, in the Otorohanga District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. The local Rākaunui Marae is a meeting ground for the Maniapoto hapū of Kerapa, Takiari and Te Waha, an ...

                                               

Hikuai

Hikuai is a small community on the Tairua River towards the base of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. It lies 40 kilometres north of Waihi and 10 kilometres southwest of Tairua, close to the junction of State Highways 2 ...

                                               

Hilltop, New Zealand

Hilltop is a suburb of Taupo in the Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. The suburb is close to Lake Taupo, Taupo Central and several schools. It includes high-value homes with lake views. Part of the suburb suffered a major power surge i ...

                                               

Hinuera

Hinuera is a settlement in the Waikato Region of New Zealands North Island. It is located along State Highway 29, approximately halfway between the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga. It also contains the Hinuera cliffs along State Highway 29. Hinue ...

                                               

Horohoro, New Zealand

Horohoro is a rural farming community 15 kilometres south-west of Rotorua, New Zealand. Horohoro is a prominent landmark in the Rotorua area: a flat topped mountain with perpendicular cliffs. It is the traditional home of Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuarā, w ...

                                               

Kaiaua

Kaiaua is a coastal settlement on the Firth of Thames, in the Hauraki District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "eating mullets" for Kaiaua. Kaiaua and its s ...

                                               

Kerepehi

Kerepehi is a rural community in the Hauraki District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. Kerepehi and its surrounds had a population of 429 at the 2013 New Zealand census, a decrease of 84 people since the 2006 census. There were 23 ...

                                               

Kihikihi

Kihikihi, a small town located in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, serves as a satellite community of Te Awamutu, five kilometres to the north, and lies 35 kilometres south of Hamilton. The 2013 New Zealand census recorded a ...

                                               

Kopuatai Peat Dome

The Kopuatai Peat Dome is a large peatland complex located in the North Island of New Zealand and consists of two raised domes, one in the north the other in the south. These are up to three meters higher at the center than at the edge. The 10.20 ...

                                               

Kuratau

Kuratau is a small village north of Omori, on the western side of New Zealands Lake Taupo. The population in the 2013 census was 273 people in 117 households; 22.0 percent of the population was under 15 and 15.4 percent were over 65. Approximatel ...

                                               

Lady Knox Geyser

The Lady Knox Geyser is a geyser in the Waiotapu area of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is named after Lady Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, 15th Governor of New Zealand. The geyser is induced to erupt daily at 10:1 ...

                                               

Lake Hakanoa

Lake Hakanoa is located within the eastern side of the Huntly township, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. Lake Hakanoa is a riverine lake with links to the Waikato River, which lies 300 metres to the west. A smaller lake lies within wetland n ...

                                               

Lake Kimihia

Lake Kimihia is located approximately 5 km to the Northeast of Huntly, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. Lake Kimihia is a riverine lake, which links to the Waikato River. Lake Kimihia was significantly modified as a result of open cast coal ...

                                               

Lake Ngaroto

Lake Ngaroto is a peat lake in Waipa District of New Zealand. Located 19 km south of Hamilton and 8 km north-west of Te Awamutu, it has a surface area of 108 ha, making it the largest of the Waipa peat lakes. The lake is hypertrophic, leading to ...

                                               

Lake Rotongaro

Lake Rotongaro is located to the west of Ohinewai in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. It is a large shallow riverine lake, which links to the Waikato River. It is situated between the Waikato River and the larger Lake Whangape. The lake has a s ...

                                               

Lake Rotopounamu

Lake Rotopounamu is a secluded lake in the Pihanga Scenic Reserve, in the Tongariro National Park in New Zealands Central North Island. It lies at the northwest foot of Mt Pihanga, and was formed by a landslide around 10.000 years ago. The lake i ...

                                               

Lake Waahi

Lake Waahi is located immediately to the west of Huntly, in the Waikato Region. Lake Waahi is a riverine lake, which links to the Waikato River by way of the short Waahi Stream. The smaller Lake Puketirini lies immediately to Waahis southeast. Th ...

                                               

Mahoenui

The Croall family lived on the Awakino River in the 1920s and 1930s, eventually having to leave the land as uneconomic to survive by traditional farming methods. Charles Croall, sr., relocated to Hamilton, setting up a construction business Croal ...

                                               

Mahurangi Island (Goat Island)

Mahurangi Island, also known as Goat Island, is located 1.1 kilometres to the north-east of Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealands North Island. The uninhabited island is 6 hectares in size. Mahurangi Island forms one corner of the Te ...

                                               

Maihiihi

Maihiihi School is a Year 1-8 co-educational state primary school. It is a decile 7 school with a roll of 96 as of March 2019. The school gained national attention in November 2016, for a handwritten note and parcel the principal gave an autistic ...

                                               

Mangateparu

Mangateparu is a farming service community located close to the west bank of the Piako River, eight kilometres north of Morrinsville in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It has a population of about 400 people. The local school was forced to clo ...

                                               

Lake Maraetai

Lake Maraetai is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 85 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, close to the town of Mangakino. It is a relat ...

                                               

Maramarua

In 1913 a launch linked with Mercer via the Maramarua River. The Kōpako sub-bituminous open cast coal mine was sold by Solid Energy to Bathurst Resources and Talleys in 2016. The 1948 mine restarted production in 2017. It was once linked to Merem ...

                                               

Marokopa

Marokopa is a rural community in Waitomo District and Waikato region of New Zealand. It is located close to the coast between Awakino and Kawhia Harbour. The meshblock includes the coastal township of Marokopa, at the mouth of the Marokopa River, ...

                                               

Marotiri, New Zealand

Marotiri is a rural community in the Taupo District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. The community has an annual family agricultural day each November.

                                               

Matamata-Piako District

The district encompasses the southern end of the Hauraki Plains and much of the Thames Valley, and is bounded in the east by the Kaimai Range. The rivers Piako and Waihou run through the district. The towns of Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha ...

                                               

Matarangi

Matarangi is a small modern tourist town on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand, with around 300 permanent residents increasing to over 7000 holiday residents during the summer period of late December to February. It was developed in the 1980 ...