Te Puia Springs

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Te Puia Springs is a small town on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, located 103 km north of Gisborne [2][3] Its population is estimated to be between 300 and 400 people. It consists of one hospital and one shop. It has natural springs flowing throughout it, the reason being that it is in the hills of the Ngāti Porou area. The local people like to bathe in these springs, claiming that they have healing properties.

Wildlife[edit]

Much of the land around this area has not been developed and still remains bush land. As a result of this there remains a lot of native wildlife in this area, such as the Tirairaka, the Kereru, the Tui and many others.

External links[edit]

  • Low Enthalpy Geothermal Energy Resources for Rural Māori Communities–Te Puia Springs: A Rae GNS 2010[1] gives details of the history and geology of the 54-69 °C hot springs, with maps and photos.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°04′S 178°18′E / 38.067°S 178.300°E / -38.067; 178.300