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Panguru is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 35°22′40″S 173°22′56″E / 35.37778°S 173.38222°E / -35.37778; 173.38222
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Far North District

Panguru is a community in the northern Hokianga harbour, in Northland, New Zealand. The Whakarapa Stream flows from the Panguru Range in the Warawara Forest to the west, through Panguru and into the Hokianga.[1][2] It began as a Catholic settlement.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Dame Whina Cooper moved to Panguru in 1983, and remained until her death in 1994.
  • Adam Blair is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League.
  • Lango Sofele is an original member of the Clendon Turtle Soccer team.


Te Kura Taumata o Panguru is a coeducational composite (years 1-15) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 86.[4] It was the smallest high school in New Zealand at the time of its establishment in 1964.[5]

Coordinates: 35°22′40″S 173°22′56″E / 35.37778°S 173.38222°E / -35.37778; 173.38222


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 3. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 22. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Hokianga district". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi". Ministry of Education. 
  5. ^ "Te Kura Taumata O Panguru". 

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