Ahaura is a town in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, sited where the Ahaura River flows into the Grey River. State Highway 7 and the Stillwater - Westport railway line pass through the town. Greymouth is 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the south-west, and Reefton is 44 kilometres (27 mi) to the north-east.
European settlement of the area began with the establishment of a pastoral run near the junction of the Ahaura and Grey Rivers in 1858.
At one time the town supported six hotels, two butcheries, a bakery, a blacksmith's shop, and a printing office.
Awahono School – Grey Valley is a coeducational full primary (years 1–8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 119. The school was formed at the beginning of 2005 from the merger of Ahaura, Moonlight, Ngahere and Totara Flat schools.
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- Quickstats about Ahaura
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- "Te Kete Ipurangi - Awahono School - Grey Valley". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
- "School Mergers, Closures and New Schools" (XLS). Education Counts. 2005.
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