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Ruatoki is located in New Zealand

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.[1] The predominantly Māori community of approximately 600 people affiliate with the Tūhoe iwi,[2] with at least ten marae located in the area.[3] Ruatoki was one of the main sites involved in the 2007 New Zealand anti-terror raids, conducted under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.[1][2]

It is home to the Te Wharekura o Ruatoki School.


  1. ^ a b Johnston, Tim (2007-10-22). "Anti-terror raids cause turmoil in New Zealand". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b Knight, Kim (2009-01-01). "Picking up the pieces in Ruatoki". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ 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