Auroa

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Auroa
Auroa is located in Taranaki Region
Auroa
Auroa
Coordinates: 39°29′1″S 174°2′38″E / 39.48361°S 174.04389°E / -39.48361; 174.04389Coordinates: 39°29′1″S 174°2′38″E / 39.48361°S 174.04389°E / -39.48361; 174.04389
CountryNew Zealand
RegionTaranaki
DistrictSouth Taranaki District

Auroa is a locality in southern Taranaki. Opunake is to the west, Kaponga to the northeast, and Manaia to the southeast. Mount Taranaki is directly north of Auroa.[1][2]

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "long cloud" for Auroa.[3]

Education[edit]

Auroa School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 164.[4] Schools at Pihama, Riverlea and Te Kiri were closed and merged into Auroa School in 2004.[5]

Association Football[edit]

The Auroa Association Football club was formed in May 1907.[6] After the First World War the club re-emerged with two sides. In 1924 Mr. W. Brown from Auroa captained Taranaki against Chinese Universities at Hawera's Showgrounds. In 1926 Auroa won the Taranaki Championship and Julian Cup.[7] In 1927 Mr. Freakley from Auroa captained Taranaki against Canada at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004), Reed New Zealand Atlas, Reed Books, pp. map 34, ISBN 0-7900-0952-8CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005), The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Robbie Burton, pp. map 96, ISBN 1-877333-20-4
  3. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Auroa School". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Education Review Report: Auroa School". Education Review Office. April 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2008.[dead link]
  6. ^ paperspast.natlib.govt.nz https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OPUNT19070521.2.6?end_date=15-09-1907&items_per_page=10&query=Auroa+football&snippet=true&sort_by=byDA&start_date=02-03-1907&title=HNS,OPUNT,STEP,TDN,TH,NZH,EP,AS,PATM&type=ARTICLE,ILLUSTRATION. Retrieved 9 June 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "New Zealand - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  8. ^ paperspast.natlib.govt.nz https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/STEP19270523.2.3?end_date=04-10-1927&items_per_page=10&query=Canada+Taranaki+team+selected&snippet=true&sort_by=byDA&start_date=03-04-1927. Retrieved 9 June 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Further reading[edit]

General historical works[edit]

  • Brown, Beryl (ed.) (1991), Auroa: school & districts centennial, 1891-1991, Stratford, [N.Z.]: Stratford Press & Printing, ISBN 0-908904-09-6CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

Clubs and organisations[edit]

  • Auroa Highland Pipe Band Inc.: 1928-1978: Golden Jubilee souvenir booklet: 3rd & 4th June,1978., Auroa, [N.Z.]: Auroa Highland Pipe Band Inc., 1978

Schools[edit]

  • School register index: Oeo 1910 - 1984 : Otakeho to 1984 : Te Roti to 1984 : Tokaora to 1984 : Matapu to 1984 : Auroa : Okaiawa to 1984 : Kapuni, n.p.: n.p., n.d.
  • Brown, Beryl (ed.) (1991), Auroa: school & districts centennial, 1891-1991, Stratford, [N.Z.]: Stratford Press & Printing, ISBN 0-908904-09-6CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Robins, Patricia (ed.) (1966), Auroa (Ratanui) School 75th jubilee, 1891-1966, Auroa, [N.Z.]: 75th Jubilee Executive CommitteeCS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)