Marco, New Zealand

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Marco is located in Taranaki Region
Coordinates: 39°6′27″S 174°45′2″E / 39.10750°S 174.75056°E / -39.10750; 174.75056Coordinates: 39°6′27″S 174°45′2″E / 39.10750°S 174.75056°E / -39.10750; 174.75056
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki Region
District Stratford District

Marco is a settlement in the Stratford District and the Taranaki Region, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the northeast of Whangamomona on State Highway 43. The Whangamomona River flows through the area. The Stratford - Okahukura railway line passes to the northwest of the settlement.[1][2]

The settlement is named from Marco Road, which runs a short distance to the northwest. The road was named after a dog owned by the district surveyor, Mr Sladden. Marco was killed in the middle of the road line by a huge boar while he and his master were pig hunting.[3]


Marco School is a coeducational full primary school (years 1-8) with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 9.[4] The school opened on 21 March 1898. Until November 1905, it was known as Upper Whangamomona School.[3]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 35. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. Map 86. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ a b "Heritage Inventory" (PDF). Stratford District Council. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Marco School". Ministry of Education.