The Taiharuru River is a tidal river of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows northeast from its origins east of Whangarei, reaching the Pacific Ocean at the southern end of Ngunguru Bay. At its mouth, the river is flanked by the settlements of Pataua North and Pataua South, which are connected by a footbridge.
"Place Name Detail: Pataua River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
Coordinates: 35°43′S 174°32′E / 35.717°S 174.533°E