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|Territorial authority||Southland District|
|Time zone||NZST (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||NZDT (UTC+13)|
|Local iwi||Ngāi Tahu|
Gummies Bush Farming locality 10 km on the west side of the Aparima River, 9 km north of Riverton, 18 km south from Otautau. Said to be named after whaler and later pig-farmer James Leader, nicknamed ‘Gummie’ because he had no teeth, who had a camp in the bush here. To the Maori the area was known as Opuaki. Apparently named after a person, Puaki, a word which means "to come forth in position," or "to come forth in language - that is to utter.
- Wises New Zealand Guide Wises Publications Limited, Auckland 1987
- Maori Place-names of Otago Author 1944. p 60