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Ngamatapouri is located in Taranaki Region
Coordinates: 39°34′24″S 174°49′29″E / 39.57333°S 174.82472°E / -39.57333; 174.82472
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District South Taranaki District

Ngamatapouri is a small rural locality[1] in the Waitotara River valley, 47 km north of Waitotara village, in south Taranaki, New Zealand.[2][3] Wanganui is about 80 km to the southeast. The road is sealed as far as the school.[4]

Community life centres on Ngamatapouri School. The area is predominantly reliant on sheep and beef pastoral farming.


Ngamatapouri School is a coeducational full primary (years 1–8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 12.[5]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Ngamatapouri". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 44. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  3. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 98. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  4. ^ "Ngamatapouri School". 
  5. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Ngamatapouri School

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Coordinates: 39°34′S 174°49′E / 39.567°S 174.817°E / -39.567; 174.817