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Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

The Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park is a protected area in the North Island of New Zealand. It was formed in 1975 as the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, defined as a Conservation Park in 1987, and renamed in 2009. The park forms a barrier between the ...

Koutu

Koutu is a suburb of Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealands North Island. It is located on the southwest shore of Lake Rotorua. The suburb has two marae. Koutu or Karenga Marae and Tumahaurangi meeting house is a meeting place of the ...

Lake Aroarotamahine

Lake Aroarotamahine, also known as Green Lake, is one of two small crater lakes on Mayor Island / Tuhua in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Its outlet is a wetland leading to the smaller Lake Te Paritu or Black lake. The lake has a green colour du ...

Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Lake Rerewhakaaitu is a small, shallow lake in northern New Zealand, located 30 kilometres to the east of Rotorua. It is immediately south of the active volcano Mount Tarawera, and the geography was substantially altered by a major eruption in 18 ...

Lynmore

Lynmore is a suburb of Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealands North Island. In April 2018, Lynmore had the highest house prices in Rotorua. The local Apumoana Marae and Apumoana o te Ao Kohatu meeting house is meeting place for the T ...

Maketu

Maketu is a small town on the Bay of Plenty Coast in New Zealand. Maketu is located in the Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Maketu has an estuary from which the Kaituna River used to flow. It is also adjacent to Newdicks Beach located on the s ...

Mamaku Ranges

The Mamaku Ranges are a range of rugged hills in the North Island of New Zealand. Located to the west of Lake Rotorua and north of Lake Taupo, they lie to the immediate south of the Kaimai Range and can be thought of as an extension of it, in muc ...

Matapihi

Matapihi is a suburb and peninsula of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island, surrounded on most sides by the Tauranga Harbour. It is connectected to Mount Maunganui in the northeast by a landbridge, and Maungatapu in t ...

Maungatapu, Bay of Plenty

Maungatapu is a suburb and peninsula of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. It is north-east of Hairini and south-east of Matapihi. The Maungatapu Peninsula and Matapihi Peninsula are connected by the Maungatapu Bri ...

Minginui

Minginui is a town in the Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand. The Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park is in the vicinity of the town. The Statistics New Zealand 2006 census gives a population for the area of 1464, a red ...

Moturiki Island

Moturiki Island, known as "Leisure Island" in English, is located just off Mount Maunganui beach. It is connected to the beach by a man made land bridge. NIWA maintains a tide meter on Moturiki Island. Moturiki Island offers rock climbing opportu ...

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary in Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, between Tauranga and Rotorua, is a Mainland Island Sanctuary, protected by the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Act 1977 since 1993. The sanctuary exists to protect and educat ...

Mourea

Mourea is a settlement in the Rotorua District and Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealands North Island. It is located on a thin strip of land between Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti, on State Highway 33. Mourea has three marae. Taupiri Marae and Paru ...

Newdicks Beach

Newdicks Beach is located on the southeastern side of Okurei Point in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. The beach is approximately 2 km long and is a predominantly sandy beach. The sand is predominantly quartz giving it a ligh ...

Ngapuna

Ngapuna or Ngāpuna is a suburb of Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealands North Island. The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the springs" for Ngāpuna. The suburb has two marae. Ngāpuna or Hurunga o ...

Ohinemutu

Ohinemutu or Ōhinemutu is a suburb in Rotorua, New Zealand. It is a living Māori village and the original settlement of Rotorua Ohinemutu had a population of 267 at the 2013 New Zealand census, a decrease of 12 people since the 2006 census. There ...

Lake Okataina

Lake Okataina is the northernmost and largest of four smaller lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. The others are Lake Rotokakahi, Lake Tikitapu, and Lake Okareka. All lie wi ...

Onepu

Onepu is a small locality in the Bay of Plenty Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Onepu is situated between Kawerau and Te Teko along State Highway 34, and lies immediately north-east of the Norske Skog Tasman pulp and paper mill. The loc ...

Oropi

Oropi is a rural district located in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 20 kilometres south of Tauranga and 43 kilometres north of Rotorua. It has been suggested that the word Oropi is the Māori language eq ...

Otumoetai

Otūmoetai is a suburb of the city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. The Otūmoetai peninsula includes both the Otūmoetai suburb, and the neighbouring suburbs of Matua and Bellevue.

Owhata

Ōwhata is a semi-rural suburb of Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. In 2015, it had the highest house sales of any suburb in Rotorua. The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "place o ...

Paengaroa

Paengaroa is a village in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which lies 11 km from Te Puke, 35 km from Tauranga and 46.2 km from Rotorua. It is situated on State Highway 33 approximately 2 km from the junction with State Highway 2. Paengaroa has 2.27 ...

Papatea Bay

Papatea Bay is one of numerous small bays which lie between the eastern end of the Bay of Plenty and East Cape in the northeast of New Zealands North Island. A wide, gently curving bay, it lies approximately halfway between East Cape and Opotiki. ...

Paroa, Bay of Plenty

Paroa is a rural locality situated near Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. The small, predominantly Māori community is located along State Highway 30, and contains a school and a sports rugby club. The New Zealand Ministry for ...

Pekatahi

Pekatahi is a small locality south of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. The Whakatane River passes through Pekatahi as it flows northwards to its mouth on the Pacific Ocean. State Highway 2 passes through the loc ...

Pikowai

Pikowai is a rural community located near the beach on the shoreline of the Eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. Pikowai is located 34 km southeast of Te Puke and 10 kilometres northwest of Matata. It is said to be a place wh ...

Pohutu Geyser

Pohutu Geyser is a geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand. Pohutu means "big splash" or "explosion". The main geyser of the area, and the largest in New Zealand, it spurts up to twenty times per da ...

Pongakawa

Pongakawa is a rural community in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealands North Island. The local Tokerau Marae and Pikiao meeting house are a traditional meeting ground of the Ngāti Pikiao tribe. The name of the settlement comes from Māori terms meani ...

Rangiuru

Rangiuru is a village in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealands North Island. It has three local marae: Tūhourangi Marae and Tūhourangi meeting house are affiliated with Tūhourangi Te Paamu Marae and Tia meeting house are affiliated with the Tapuika h ...

Raukokore

Raukokore is a small settlement close to the East Cape in the northeastern North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 35, close to the mouth of the Raukokore River, 40 kilometres to the west of Hicks Bay. Raukokores most notable ...

Reporoa

Reporoa is a rural community in the Rotorua District and Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. It is located within the Reporoa Caldera, a caldera in the Taupo Volcanic Zone containing the Deer Hill, Kairuru and Pukekahu rhyolitic lava dom ...

Lake Rotoehu

Lake Rotoehu is the smallest in a chain of three lakes to the northeast of Lake Rotorua in New Zealands North Island. It is located between the city of Rotorua and town of Whakatane. The southern end of the lake occupies part of the Okataina cald ...

Rotoiti Forest

Rotoiti Forest or Rotoiti is a settlement on the southern shore of the Lake Rotorua, in the Rotorua District and Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealands North Island. It is located on State Highway 30, northeast of Rotorua. The area has seven marae: ...

Lake Rotokakahi

Lake Rotokakahi or Green Lake, is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. The others are Lake Tikitapu, Lake Okareka, and Lake Okataina. All lie within the Oka ...

Rotorua Caldera

The Rotorua Caldera, a large rhyolitic caldera, is one of several large volcanoes located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the North Island of New Zealand. The calderas last major eruption, about 240.000 years ago, had a Volcanic Explosivity Index o ...

Ruatahuna

The town of Ruatahuna is located in the northeast of New Zealands North Island, 90 kilometres west of Gisborne, and 18 kilometres northwest of Lake Waikaremoana. It is situated on the unsealed part of SH38, from Wai-O-Tapu via Murupara to Wairoa. ...

Ruatoki

Ruatoki is a locality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. It is located at the base of the Urewera Valley, approximately 20 km south of Whakatāne. The predominantly Māori community of approximately 600 people affiliate with the Tūhoe iwi, ...

Rurima Island

Rurima Island is a small island in the Bay of Plenty, off New Zealands North Island. The island is the largest of the Rurima Rocks, with the smaller Moutoki and Tokata Islands lying about 1 km east and west respectively. Located approximately 9 k ...

Taneatua

Tāneatua is a small town in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands 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 Tāneatua, the ...

Tauranga South

Tauranga South is a suburb of Tauranga, on New Zealands North Island. It is located south-east of Judea, north-east of Gate Pa and south-west of Tauranga Central. Property prices in the suburb have risen sharply, largely due to demand for land in ...

Te Kaha

Te Kaha is a small New Zealand community situated in the Bay of Plenty near Opotiki. The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the rope" for Te Kaha. The local population consist of the predominant iwi of the area ...

Lake Te Paritu

Lake Te Paritu, also known as Black Lake, is one of two small crater lakes on Mayor Island / Tuhua in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It is connected to the larger Lake Aroarotamahine or Green Lake by a wetland, but there is no surface outlet to ...

Te Puna

Te Puna is a rural community near Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. It is located on State Highway 2, north of Bethlehem and south of Katikati. The local Te Puna Quarry has been redeveloped by volunteers into a pa ...

Te Whaiti

Te Whaiti, also known as Te Whaiti-nui-a-Toi, is a forested Māori area in the Bay of Plenty Region in New Zealands North Island; it contains valuable forest and timber. It is located in the Whirinaki River Valley. Minginui and the Old Te Whaiti R ...

Thornton, Bay of Plenty

Thornton is a settlement in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. Thornton is located 13 kilometres west of Whakatāne, and is on the true right of the Rangitaiki River. Thornton is where in 1911 the Rangitaiki River was put into a straight cha ...

Lake Tikitapu

Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake is the smallest of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealands North Island. The other three are Lake Rotokakahi, Lake Okareka, and Lake Okataina. Lake Tikit ...

Welcome Bay

Welcome Bay is a suburb of Tauranga, New Zealand. In the 2013 census the population of the greater Welcome Bay area was 8670, which includes Kaitemako, Welcome Bay East, and Welcome Bay West. It is located 7 kilometres from central Tauranga. Neig ...

Wharewaka

Wharewaka is a suburb of Taupo, New Zealand. It stretches from Rainbow Point to Five Mile Bay on the west side of State Highway 1. Wharewaka lies on a small point of land next to Lake Taupo and 1.6 km northwest of the Taupo Airport. It has a popu ...

Alford Forest

Alford Forest is a location in Canterbury, Ashburton District, New Zealand. Alford Forest was named after Lord Alford, a member of the Canterbury Association. In 1883, stones found in Alford Forest were identified as diamonds, leading to a brief ...

Arrowsmith Range

The Arrowsmith Range is a mountain range in the South Island of New Zealand. The range runs from southwest to northeast, parallel to the main ranges of the Southern Alps. At the northeastern end, the range terminates at Jagged Peak), whence a rid ...