Maruia is a locality in the West Coast region of New Zealand. The Shenandoah Highway (State Highway 65) passes through it. Murchison is 65 km north, the Lewis Pass is 39 km to the south-east, and Reefton is 63 km west by road. The Maruia River flows past to the west.
The principal activity is dairy farming. The community celebrated 100 years of settlement in the Maruia Valley in 2005. The Maruia Valley inspired the environmental lobby group, the Maruia Society (later changing its name to the Ecologic Foundation) and the Maruia Mail Order Catalogue, organised by the New Zealand Nature Company.
- Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 64. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.
- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 150. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
- Quickstats about Maruia
- "Education Review Report: Maruia School". Education Review Office. June 2005.
- "Te Kete Ipurangi - Maruia School". Ministry of Education.
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