Otane

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Otane

Ōtāne
Otane is located in North Island
Otane
Otane
Coordinates: 39°53′S 176°38′E / 39.883°S 176.633°E / -39.883; 176.633
CountryNew Zealand
RegionHawke's Bay
Territorial authorityCentral Hawke's Bay District

Otane (Māori: Ōtāne) is a township in the Central Hawke's Bay District and the Hawke's Bay region, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. The small village, has a school, general store, cafe and pub, and is located just off State Highway 2.[1] The community had a population of 537 as of 2013.[2]

The town was found in 1874, during a subdivision of Henry Tiffen’s 5140-hectare Homewood farming estate. It overtook and replaced a neighbouring township, Kaikora, formed over the 1850s and 1860s, and became the centre of the Pātangata County from 1885 to 1977. The county took its name from a nearby Māori pā.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Otane official website". centralhawkesbay.co.nz. Central Hawke's Bay District Council.
  2. ^ a b Pollock, Kerryn. "Otane". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Coordinates: 39°53′S 176°38′E / 39.883°S 176.633°E / -39.883; 176.633