Taneatua

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Tāneatua
Tāneatua is located in New Zealand
Tāneatua
Tāneatua
Coordinates: 38°03′50″S 177°00′25″E / 38.06389°S 177.00694°E / -38.06389; 177.00694
Country  New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty
Territorial authority Whakatāne District
Ward Tāneatua-Waimana
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 786

Taneatua is a small town in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The town is located southeast of Pekatahi, a similarly small settlement; Whakatane is the nearest significantly sized town. Just to the southwest of Taneatua, the Whakatane River and Waimana Rivers meet. The Whakatane River itself flows to the west of Taneatua, while the Waimana River is south of the township.

Taneatua is officially defined as a "populated area less than a town".[2] The 2013 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings found its population to be 786.[3]

Taneatua is home to the whare of Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Uru Taumatua, which includes a library, gallery, archive and large tribal meeting chamber.[4]

State Highway 2 passes through Taneatua on its route between Opotiki to Edgecumbe. The Taneatua Branch railway terminates in Taneatua. Formerly considered part of the East Coast Main Trunk Railway, it is now a branch line off the main line from Hawkens Junction, northwest of Edgecumbe. The line is currently disused and mothballed.

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. ^ "Place Name Detail: Taneatua". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  3. ^ Statistics New Zealand, [1], accessed 6 July 2014.
  4. ^ Teepa, Ati (10 April 2014). "Te Uru Taumatua: Tūhoe's whare". The Wireless. Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 38°03′50″S 177°00′25″E / 38.06389°S 177.00694°E / -38.06389; 177.00694