Ngawha Springs

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Ngawha Springs
Ngawha Springs is located in Northland Region
Ngawha Springs
Ngawha Springs
Coordinates: 35°24′32″S 173°51′36″E / 35.40889°S 173.86000°E / -35.40889; 173.86000
CountryNew Zealand
RegionNorthland Region
DistrictFar North District
New Zealand Ngawha Hot Spring

Ngawha Springs (Māori: Ngāwhā) is a small settlement approximately five kilometres east of the town of Kaikohe, Northland in New Zealand.

These hot water springs reputedly have therapeutic, balneological properties for those who bathe in their waters, and is the source of the steam used at the Ngawha geothermal field's power station. The nearby Northland Region Corrections Facility is the only prison in Northland.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the hot springs" for Ngāwhā.[1]

Ngāwhā Marae and its meeting house, E Koro Kia Tutuki, are a traditional meeting place for the local Ngāpuhi hapū of Ngāti Kiriahi, Ngāti Mau, Ngāti Rangi, Te Uri Hoatau and Te Uri Taniwha.[2][3]

Waiariki Pools[edit]

Facilities are basic, with simple changing facilities. There are no showers on-site, and footwear is recommended. The pools themselves vary in temperature to provide a wide range of hot springs from the rather cool 32 °C / 89 °F to the extremely hot "Favourite" and "Doctor".[4]

The nearby Ginns Ngawha Spa has been closed since 2015.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri.
  3. ^ "Māori Maps". maorimaps.com. Te Potiki National Trust.
  4. ^ "Te Waiariki Ngawha Springs". ngawha.com. Parahirahi Ngawha Waiariki Trust. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ de Graaf, Peter (23 September 2015). "Asbestos casts doubt on Ngawha Springs". Northern Advocate. Retrieved 29 July 2018.

Coordinates: 35°24′32″S 173°51′36″E / 35.409°S 173.860°E / -35.409; 173.860