Puniu River

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Puniu River
Country New Zealand
Main source 686 m (2,251 ft)
River mouth Waipa River
30 m (98 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 57 km (35 mi)

The Puniu River is a river of the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. As a tributary of the Waipa River (itself a tributary of the Waikato River, and at a length of 57 kilometres (35 mi), it is one of the longest secondary tributaries in New Zealand.

The Puniu flows initially north from sources within the Pureora Forest Park, veering northwest to pass south of the towns of Kihikihi and Te Awamutu before meeting the Waipa River 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of Pirongia.

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"Place Name Detail: Puniu River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 

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Coordinates: 38°01′S 175°13′E / 38.017°S 175.217°E / -38.017; 175.2171:50,000 map - source, mouth