Makaretu River

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Makaretu River
Origin Ruahine Range
Mouth Tukituki River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 38 kilometres (24 mi)

The Makaretu River is a river of the southern Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand's North Island. One of numerous roughly parallel rivers, it flows east from the slopes of the Ruahine Range north of Dannevirke, passing close to the township of Takapau before meeting the waters of the Tukituki River just to the west of Waipukurau.

NOTE: There are also at least two rivers in New Zealand called "Makaretu Stream".

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"Place Name Detail: Makaretu River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 39°58′S 176°30′E / 39.967°S 176.500°E / -39.967; 176.500