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Photo taken from View Road, Maungaturoto
Maungaturoto is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 36°06′35″S 174°21′15″E / 36.10972°S 174.35417°E / -36.10972; 174.35417
CountryNew Zealand
RegionNorthland Region
DistrictKaipara District
 • Total837

Maungaturoto is a small town in the Northland Region of New Zealand. The population was 837 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 87 from 2001.[1]

The township is located close to the Otamatea River, an estuarial arm of the Kaipara Harbour 25 kilometres north of Wellsford and 45 kilometres south of Whangarei.

Maungaturoto is only 1 hour 15 minutes from Auckland and is within reach of many popular beaches.

Beautiful views from the Hills of Maungaturoto
Fonterra in Maungaturoto
Beautiful views from the Hills of Maungaturoto


Otamatea High School is a secondary (years 7–13) school with a roll of 528.[2] The school celebrated its 50th reunion in 2016.[3] The District High School was established in Maungaturoto in 1939.[4] Otamatea High School won the Goodman Fielder Composite School of the Year Award in 2000. [5]

Maungaturoto School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 206.[6] A school first opened in Maungaturoto in 1874.[7]

Otamatea Christian School is a composite state-integrated (years 1–13) school with a roll of 28. [8] It is a ministry connected to the Maungaturoto Congregational Church.[9]

All these schools are coeducational and have a decile rating of 6–8.


  1. ^ Quickstats about Maungaturoto
  2. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Otamatea High School". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Otamatea High School and Maungaturoto District High School 50th Reunion 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ Ryburn, Wayne (1999). Tall Spars, Steamers & Gum. Auckland, N.Z.: Kaipara Publications. p. 167. ISBN 0-473-06176-7.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Maungaturoto Information Pack" (PDF). Real Town Maungaturoto Inc. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Maungaturoto School". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Ryburn, p 222
  8. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Otamatea Christian School". Ministry of Education.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Ministry Otamatea Christian College". Maungaturoto Congregational Church.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 36°06′S 174°22′E / 36.100°S 174.367°E / -36.100; 174.367