Maunu, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority Whangarei
Population 1,359 (2013)
Northeast Horahora
East Raumanga

Maunu is a suburb to the south west of Whangarei in Northland, New Zealand. A volcanic hill to the west is also called Maunu and has a peak 395 m above sea level. State Highway 14 runs through the suburb.[1]

The population was 1,359 in the 2013 Census, an increase of 57 from 2001.[2]


Pompallier Catholic College is a secondary (years 7-13) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 560.[3] It was founded in 1971 as a private boys' boarding school but became coeducational in 1977. In 1981 it closed the boarding facilities and became state integrated.[4]

Maunu School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 324.[5] The school was established in 1884.[6]

Northland Health Camp School is a special (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 1.[7] The school provides residential care for students from around Northland. There are about ten intakes a year, and students stay for about five weeks on average.[8]

All these schools are coeducational.


Maunu has Barge Park Showgrounds used for A&P shows and equestrian events on State Highway 14, identified by the Whangarei District Council as a priority recreation hub. Adjacent is Kiwi North; (the Whangarei Museum, Tuatara, Kiwi House and Heritage Park), incorporating the Clarke Homestead and other historical buildings (many relocated from other Whangarei sites), the Northland Observatory and various clubs and societies.( Every third of the month there are train rides, and they often hold Live Days.


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Coordinates: 35°44′36″S 174°16′38″E / 35.743195°S 174.277323°E / -35.743195; 174.277323