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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–Ngākawau 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.
According to the 2013 New Zealand census, the Ahaura statistical area, which covers a much larger area than the town, has a population of 372, a decrease of 18 people since the 2006 census. There were 192 males and 177 females. Figures have been rounded and may not add up to totals.
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 roll of 82 students as of March 2020. The school was formed at the beginning of 2005 from the merger of Ahaura, Moonlight, Ngahere and Totara Flat schools.
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- 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Ahaura
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- The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (1906)
- "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
- Education Counts: Awahono School – Grey Valley
- "School Mergers, Closures and New Schools" (XLS). Education Counts. 2005.
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