Urenui

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Urenui
Urenui is located in Taranaki Region
Urenui
Urenui
Coordinates: 38°59′52″S 174°23′25″E / 38.99778°S 174.39028°E / -38.99778; 174.39028
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District New Plymouth District
Population (2006)
 • Total 429

Urenui is a settlement in northern Taranaki, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 close to the shore of the North Taranaki Bight, 13 kilometres east of Waitara and 6 km south-west of Mimi. The Urenui River flows past the settlement into the North Taranaki Bight.[1][2]

Approximately 3 km eastward of the town is the Urenui Marae, the only remaining marae of Ngāti Mutunga.

The population was 429 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 12 from 2001.[3]

Mail sent to addresses at Urenui must show both a PO box number and a street address.[4]

Education[edit]

Urenui School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a decile rating of 5 and a roll of 86.[5] The school was founded in 1876 and celebrated its 125th jubilee in 2001.[6]

See also[edit]

Ngati Mutunga Taranaki Region

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004), Reed New Zealand Atlas, Reed Books, pp. map 35, ISBN 0-7900-0952-8 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005), The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Robbie Burton, pp. map 74, ISBN 1-877333-20-4 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Urenui
  4. ^ Ewing, Isobel (11 April 2013). "Anger as Urenui mail goes undelivered". 
  5. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi – Urenui School, Ministry of Education 
  6. ^ "Jubilees & reunions: Urenui School" (– Scholar search), Education Gazette New Zealand 79 (12), 30 June 2000 [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

  • Messenger, A. H.; Andrews, Edward Rolfe (1956), Urenui School 80th jubilee, 1876–1956: souvenir booklet, history of school and district, 1st and 2nd April, 1956, Urenui, [N.Z.] ; New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Urenui School ; Taranaki Herald 
  • Buist, Alastair Gordon (1964), Archaeology in North Taranaki, New Zealand a study of field monuments in the Pukearuhe – Mimi-Urenui area, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Archaeological Association 
  • Gumbley, Warren (1997), Archaeological mapping of pa in four Taranaki historic reserves, Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation 
  • de Jardine, Margaret (1992), The little ports of Taranaki: being Awakino, Mokau, Tongaporutu, Urenui, Waitara, Opunake, Patea, together with some historical background to each, New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Margaret de Jardine 
  • The history of Urenui: arrival of the first Maoris, New Plymouth, NZ: Taranaki Daily News, 6 September 1930 
  • Buist, Alastair Gordon (1964), Archaeology in North Taranaki, New Zealand a study of field monuments in the Pukearuhe – Mimi-Urenui area, Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Archaeological Association 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°00′S 174°23′E / 39.000°S 174.383°E / -39.000; 174.383