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Matapu is located in Taranaki Region
Coordinates: 39°28′47″S 174°13′38″E / 39.47972°S 174.22722°E / -39.47972; 174.22722Coordinates: 39°28′47″S 174°13′38″E / 39.47972°S 174.22722°E / -39.47972; 174.22722
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District South Taranaki District

Matapu is a locality in southern Taranaki Region of New Zealand. Hawera is to the south-east, Eltham to the north-east, Kaponga to the north-west and Manaia to the south-west.[1][2]


Matapu School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 75.[3] In 2005, Okaiawa and Mangatoki Schools closed and merged with Matapu School.[4]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 34. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 97. ISBN 1-877333-20-4 
  3. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Matapu School". Ministry of Education. 
  4. ^ "Mergers, Closures and New Schools, January 2005 - December 2005" (XLS). Education Counts. 

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