Kennedy Bay (also called Kennedy's Bay and Harataunga) is a locality in the north eastern Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. The Harataunga and Omoho Streams flow from the Coromandel Range past the settlement and into the bay to the east.
The area originally belonged to Ngāti Huarere, who gave it to Ngāti Tamatera in recognition of their help after a conflict with Ngāti Hei. They gave it to Ngāti Porou, who had used it as a shelter during trading trips to Auckland, in thanks for assistance against the Ngā Puhi in the Musket Wars of the early 19th century.
In July 1815, the schooner Brothers and the Trial were attacked by local Māori with the loss of several crew from both vessels. The incident may have been provoked by unscrupulous trading by a Captain Hovell earlier.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Harataunga is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 19. It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches fully in the Māori language.
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