Te Karaka is a small settlement inland from Gisborne, in the northeast of New Zealand's North Island. It is located in the valley of the Waipaoa River close to its junction with its tributary, the Waihora River. Te Karaka is located on State Highway 2, and is the largest settlement between Gisborne and Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty.
At of the 2006 census, Te Karaka had a usually resident population of 543. 78.5 percent of the population was Maori, and 29.1 percent European. 26 percent of the people in Te Karaka spoke Maori Language.
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