|Region||Bay of Plenty|
|Territorial authority||Whakatāne District|
Onepu is a small locality in the Bay of Plenty Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Onepu is situated between Kawerau and Te Teko along State Highway 34, and lies immediately north-east of the Norske Skog Tasman pulp and paper mill. The locality also lies on the Murupara Branch railway. Onepu is situated within Whakatane District and is serviced by Rural Delivery route 2. A small airfield was located in Onepu, however it is no longer operational due to the geothermal projects running nearby.
The name "Onepu" comes from local Māori oral traditions. Historically, "Onepu" was also the name of the surrounding district, including the site of the present town of Kawerau. The meeting house of Hahuru Marae at the Onepu locality is named after the mother of Tūwharetoa, the eponymous ancestor of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "District History of the Kawerau District (sic)". Kawerau District Council. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- Onepu at the New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database
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