|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Length||57 kilometres (35 mi)|
The Puniu River is a river of the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. As a tributary of the Waipa River (itself a tributary of the Waikato River, and at a length of 57 kilometres, it is one of the longest secondary tributaries in New Zealand.
The Puniu flows initially north from sources within the Pureora Forest Park, veering northwest to pass south of the towns of Kihikihi and Te Awamutu before meeting the Waipa River three kilometres south of Pirongia.
"Place Name Detail: Puniu River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
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