Ōhinemahuta River

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Ōhinemahuta River
Country New Zealand
River mouth Wairau River
Physical characteristics
Length 14 km (9 mi)

The Ōhinemahuta River, formerly known as the Onamalutu River, is a river of the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. It initially flows northeast, turning southeast to reach the Wairau River 5 kilometres (3 mi) northwest of Renwick.

In August 2014, the name of the river was officially altered to Ōhinemahuta River.[1] The former name of the river, Onamalutu, was a corruption of Ōhinemahuta, which refers to the place where the Rangitāne/Ngāti Mamoe ancestor Hine Mahuta once lived.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NZGB decisions". Land Information New Zealand. August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Place Name Detail: Ōhinemahuta River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 

Coordinates: 41°29′S 173°46′E / 41.483°S 173.767°E / -41.483; 173.767