Ruatahuna

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Ruatahuna
Ruatahuna is located in New Zealand
Ruatahuna
Ruatahuna
Coordinates: 38°33′S 176°57′E / 38.550°S 176.950°E / -38.550; 176.950
Country  New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty
Territorial authority Whakatāne District
Ward Galatea-Murupara

The town of Ruatahuna is located in the northeast of New Zealand's North Island, 90 kilometres west of Gisborne, and 18 kilometres northwest of Lake Waikaremoana. It is situated on the unsealed part of SH38, from Wai-O-Tapu via Murupara to Wairoa.

A small town in the upper reaches of the Whakatane River, Ruatahuna is in the remote country of the Ureweras, and is surrounded on three sides by the former Te Urewera National Park. The area was the site of much action during the Maori Wars of the 1860s and 1870s.

It is a subdivision of the Galatea-Murupara ward of the Whakatane District.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Murupara Community Board". Whakatane District Council. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 38°33′S 176°57′E / 38.550°S 176.950°E / -38.550; 176.950