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Rawhitiroa is located in Taranaki Region
Coordinates: 39°25′26″S 174°21′57″E / 39.42389°S 174.36583°E / -39.42389; 174.36583Coordinates: 39°25′26″S 174°21′57″E / 39.42389°S 174.36583°E / -39.42389; 174.36583
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District South Taranaki District

Rawhitiroa is a locality in South Taranaki, New Zealand. It is approximately 6.5 km east of Eltham.[1][2]


Rawhitiroa School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 49.[3] The school opened on 11 December 1897, and was initially called Andersen Road School. The school was completely destroyed by fire twice, in 1944[4] and 1976,[5] and rebuilt each time. Mangamingi School, which opened in 1903,[4] was closed and merged with Rawhitiroa School at the end of 1988.[6]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 35. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 97. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Rawhitiroa School". Ministry of Education. 
  4. ^ a b "1897 to the First Burning Down". Rawhitiroa School. 
  5. ^ "1945 to the Second Burning Down". Rawhitiroa School. 
  6. ^ "1977 to 2005". Rawhitiroa School. 

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