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Rural settlement
Putorino is located in North Island
Coordinates: 39°08′S 177°00′E / 39.133°S 177.000°E / -39.133; 177.000
CountryNew Zealand
RegionHawke's Bay
Territorial authorityHastings District

Putorino (Māori: Pūtōrino) is a small farming settlement in northern Hawke's Bay, on the eastern side of New Zealand's North Island. It is located on State Highway 2 between Tutira and Mohaka,[1] on the Hastings side of the border between Hastings and Wairoa.[2]

Pūtōrino was originally a Māori settlement at the mouth of the Waikari River, at an important stopping point for canoes. It became a European settlement in the 1860s, and move inland to the main Napier to Wairoa Road in the early 20th century. The modern village includes a hotel and sports centre.[2]


Putorino School is a co-educational state primary school,[3] with a roll of 13 as of November 2022.[4][5]


  1. ^ Hariss, Gavin. "Putorino, Hawke's Bay". topomap.co.nz. NZ Topo Map.
  2. ^ a b Pollock, Kerryn. "Putorino". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
  3. ^ Education Counts: Putorino School
  4. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.

Coordinates: 39°08′S 177°00′E / 39.133°S 177.000°E / -39.133; 177.000