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Motatau is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 35°29′25″S 174°2′7″E / 35.49028°S 174.03528°E / -35.49028; 174.03528Coordinates: 35°29′25″S 174°2′7″E / 35.49028°S 174.03528°E / -35.49028; 174.03528
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Far North District

Motatau is a locality in the Northland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Maromaku is to the east. The Taikirau Stream flows from east through Motatau and then runs northwest to join the Waiharakeke Stream.[1][2]

The name means "to speak to oneself" in Māori.[3]


Motatau School is a decile 3 coeducational primary school serving years 1-8. It has a roll of 28.[4]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 5. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. maps 24. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Te Arawa explorers". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi". Ministry of Education.