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Maeroa, Hamilton
Basic information
Local authorityHamilton, New Zealand
Electoral wardHamilton West
Date established1925
Population3606 (2006 Census)

Maeroa is a suburb in western Hamilton in New Zealand. Originally an outlying suburb, it became part of Hamilton City in 1925 with the second boundary extension.[1]

Maeroa Intermediate School[edit]

The suburbs contains Maeroa Intermediate School, which became the first intermediate school in the Waikato Region after being founded in 1954. The school coat of arms is registered with the College of Arms and includes arrows of desire, spear or sword of justice, lamp of knowledge and crosses. The bannerhead is also the school motto "I will not cease from mental fight",[2] which is in line with the philosophy of a school that teaches children to think for themselves.[3] Jerusalem is the school anthem.[2]

In general, students of the school will be taught at least one language of French, German, Japanese, Spanish in addition to Te Reo Maori for those who choose to do so. The first principal of the school was Trevor Church. The school celebrated a 50th jubilee in 2004. That same year, the school hosted the Newscruise Challenge, an annual interschool news and general knowledge quiz sponsored by the Waikato Times.[4] Footballer Marco Rojas is a notable alumni of the school.


  1. ^ Hamilton Street Name Index, Hamilton Public Library
  2. ^ a b Maeroa Intermediate - Our History Retrieved January 2012
  3. ^ [Maeroan 1954-2004 BRN 454442 Priority Print Hamilton, NZ] Retrieved January 2012
  4. ^ Winning students join the paper chase (subscription required)

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Coordinates: 37°46′37.78″S 175°15′32.99″E / 37.7771611°S 175.2591639°E / -37.7771611; 175.2591639