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. Popular historian Michael King and his wife died when their car crashed into a tree in 2004.
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