Tapawera is a small town in New Zealand's South Island. It is located 30 kilometres southwest of Nelson by the banks of the Motueka River. The population including the surrounding area was 405 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 21 from 2001. The town is a gateway to the Kahurangi National Park.
The geographic centre of New Zealand is located close to Tapawera, in the nearby Spooner Hills.
- Quickstats about Tapawera
- Murdoch, Helen (24 October 2014). "Kahurangi gateway to be unveiled". Nelson Mail.
- Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Tapawera Area School
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