Hapuku River

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Not to be confused with the Hapuka River on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Hapuku River
Country New Zealand
Main source Seaward Kaikoura Range
River mouth South Pacific Ocean

The Hapuku River is a river of New Zealand. It begins in the Seaward Kaikoura Range and flows south-east to enter the South Pacific at Hapuka, between Clarence and Kaikoura.[1] The name comes from the Māori word Hapuku or Hapuka, a deep-water marine fish.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 67. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. pp. 303–4. 

Coordinates: 42°19′38″S 173°44′22″E / 42.327231°S 173.739502°E / -42.327231; 173.739502