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Whirinaki is a locality in the south Hokianga, in Northland, New Zealand. The name means "to lean against a support". Highway 12 runs through it. Opononi lies to the south west, and Rawene lies to the north east.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Tonga o Hokianga is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 57. It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches fully in the Māori language.
There was a Whirinaki Native School during the early-mid 20th century.
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