Howard River

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Hinemoatū / Howard River
Origin Travers Range
Mouth Buller River
Basin countries New Zealand
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]


"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

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