Hakaru River

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Hakaru River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Kaipara District
River mouth Oruawharo River

The Hakaru River is a river in the Northland Region of New Zealand. It starts in the Brynderwyn Hills and flows south to join the Topuni River exiting in the Oruawharo River, which forms part of the Kaipara Harbour.[1]

The name means "to shake" in the Māori language.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. p. map 8. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 18. 

Coordinates: 36°12′39″S 174°28′58″E / 36.21083°S 174.48278°E / -36.21083; 174.48278