Manaia, Waikato

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Manaia is located in North Island
Coordinates: 36°51′18″S 175°28′57″E / 36.85500°S 175.48250°E / -36.85500; 175.48250
Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Thames-Coromandel District
Manaia Harbour

Manaia is a locality on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. It lies to the east of State Highway 25, south of Coromandel and north of Tapu. The Manaia River flows from the Coromandel Range through the area and into the Manaia Harbour to the west.[1][2] The harbour contains mussel farms.[3]

The Manaia Forest Sanctuary, inland from Manaia, contains the sixth largest kauri tree in New Zealand.[4] The Sanctuary contains about 410 kauri trees in an area of 101 hectares.[5]

The local iwi are Ngāti Whanaunga and Ngāti Pūkenga.[6]


Manaia School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 42.[7] A Manaia School is first mentioned in a Department of Education report for 1878.[8]

Coordinates: 36°51′18″S 175°28′57″E / 36.85500°S 175.48250°E / -36.85500; 175.48250


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 16. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 40. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Aquaculture by region". 
  4. ^ "Visit the KAURI FORESTS of Coromandel Forest Park". Nature & Company Limited. 
  5. ^ "Coromandel Giants". Kauri 2000. 
  6. ^ Michael King (1993). The Coromandel. p. 71. ISBN 0-908884-29-X. 
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Manaia School, Thames". Ministry of Education. 
  8. ^ Department of Education (1878). Report. p. 44. 

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