Howard River

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Hinemoatū / Howard River
Country New Zealand
Main source Travers Range
River mouth Buller River
Physical characteristics
Length 20 kilometres (12 mi)

The Hinemoatū / Howard River is a river of the northern South Island of New Zealand. A tributary of the Buller River, the Howard rises in the Travers Range of Nelson Lakes National Park, flowing north between Lakes Rotoroa and Rotoiti, before reaching the Buller between Kawatiri and Saint Arnaud.

Formerly known as the Howard River, the river's name was officially altered to Hinemoatū / Howard River in August 2014.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NZGB decisions". Land Information New Zealand. August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 

"Place Name Detail: Howard River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 41°43′S 172°41′E / 41.717°S 172.683°E / -41.717; 172.683