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For the electorate, see Maramarua (New Zealand electorate).

Maramarua is a locality in the Waikato. New Zealand State Highway 2 goes through the settlement. Two prominent New Zealanders have died while driving near Maramarua. Stephen Shepherd Allen, a lawyer and local body politician, died of a heart attack in 1964 and in the resulting crash, his housekeeper was also killed.[1] Popular historian Michael King and his wife died when their car crashed into a tree in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ McGibbon, Ian. "Stephen Shepherd Allen". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Boyes, Nicola (25 February 2005). "Historian's death puzzles coroner". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 

Coordinates: 37°15′S 175°14′E / 37.250°S 175.233°E / -37.250; 175.233