Ruatoki

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Ruatoki
Ruatoki is located in New Zealand
Ruatoki
Ruatoki
Coordinates: 38°7′S 177°3′E / 38.117°S 177.050°E / -38.117; 177.050
Country  New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty
Territorial authority Whakatāne District
Ward Tāneatua-Waimana
Population (June 2016)[1]
 • Total 600

Ruatoki is a locality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. It is located at the base of the Urewera Valley, approximately 20 km south of Whakatane.[2] The predominantly Māori community of approximately 600 people affiliate with the Tūhoe iwi,[3] with at least ten marae located in the area.[4] Ruatoki was one of the main sites involved in the 2007 New Zealand anti-terror raids, conducted under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.[2][3]

It is home to the Te Wharekura o Ruatoki School.

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. ^ a b Johnston, Tim (2007-10-22). "Anti-terror raids cause turmoil in New Zealand". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b Knight, Kim (2009-01-01). "Picking up the pieces in Ruatoki". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ Te Kāhui Māngai profile: Tuhoe. Retrieved 2010-06-09.

Coordinates: 38°7′S 177°3′E / 38.117°S 177.050°E / -38.117; 177.050