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Raukokore's Anglican church
Raukokore's Anglican church
Raukokore is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 37°38′38″S 177°52′35″E / 37.64389°S 177.87639°E / -37.64389; 177.87639
Country New Zealand
RegionBay of Plenty
Territorial authorityOpotiki District

Raukokore is a small settlement close to the East Cape in the northeastern North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 35, close to the mouth of the Raukokore River, 40 kilometres to the west of Hicks Bay.

Raukokore's most notable feature is its Anglican church,' Christ Church', a landmark of the East Cape region, which stands isolated close to the shore of Papatea Bay. The church was named as one of the East Cape/Gisborne region's "101 must-do" sites by the New Zealand Automobile Association.[2] The church was designed and built by Duncan Stirling in 1894. Stirling married local Raukokore chief, Mihi Kotukotuku in the church in 1896. The church is listed as a Category 1 Historic Place under the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/3471

It is administered by the Opotiki District Council.


  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ AA Raukokore Church page

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Coordinates: 37°38′38″S 177°52′35″E / 37.644°S 177.8764°E / -37.644; 177.8764