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Waitane is a locality in the Southland region of New Zealand's South Island in the foothills of the Hokonui Hills.[1] It is located in a rural setting on State Highway 96 between Glencoe and Te Tipua. The nearest sizeable town is Mataura to the east, while the main city of Southland, Invercargill, is southwest.


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Waitane". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 

Coordinates: 46°11′S 168°42′E / 46.183°S 168.700°E / -46.183; 168.700