Mangawhero River

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The Mangawhero River is in the North Island of New Zealand.

It drains the south-western slopes of Mount Ruapehu, passes though Ohakune before discharging into the Whangaehu River to the south-west of Mangamahu.

On 8 September 1979 up to 17,000 litres (4,500 US gal) of heating oil were spilt into the river from the Turoa ski field.[1]


  1. ^ Michaelis, Frances (1983). "Effect of Turoa oil spill on aquatic insects in the Mangawhero river system" (PDF). New Zealand Entomologist. 7 (4). Retrieved 2008-03-25. 

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Coordinates: 39°52′S 175°18′E / 39.867°S 175.300°E / -39.867; 175.300