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Paterangi is a settlement in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located 10 km northwest of Te Awamutu. It is close to the site of one of the most strongly fortified pa built during the New Zealand wars of the late 19th century.

The Pa was called Tauranga Mirumiru and was home to the Ngati Apakura.[1] The site of the Pa is located on a local dairy farm.

In Paterangi lies the largest peat lake in the Waikato, Lake Ngaroto. Translated into English, Ngaroto simply means 'the lake.' In Lake Ngaroto the wooden carving identified as the Maori rainbow god 'Uenuku' was found. Uenuku now rests in the Te Awamutu Museum.[2]


Paterangi School is a state coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 104.[3]

See also[edit]

Invasion of Waikato

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°56′58″S 175°14′23″E / 37.9495°S 175.2396°E / -37.9495; 175.2396


  1. ^ Pei Te Hurinui Jones and Bruce Biggs - Nga Iwi O Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People : Nga Koorero Tuku Iho a Nga Tupuna Auckland University Press 1995. ISBN 1-86940-119-0 pg 136
  2. ^ Te Awamutu Museum
  3. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database