Ohakune

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Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 km north of Wellington and 292 km south of Auckland.wikipedia
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Tongariro National Park

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It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu.
The park includes many towns around its boundary including Ohakune, Waiouru, Horopito, Pokaka, Erua, National Park Village, Whakapapa skifield and Turangi.

Mount Ruapehu

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It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Historically, the lands to the south and west of Mount Ruapehu were inhabited by the Māori of the Ngāti Rangi iwi.
It is 23 km northeast of Ohakune and 23 km southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park.

Turoa

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A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
The skifield is reached via the Mountain Road from the town of Ohakune.

Rangataua

Around the middle of the seventeenth century a marae at Rangataua, a small town about 3 miles south-east of Ohakune, was attacked and the inhabitants were driven from their homes by raiders from the Ngāti Raukawa, an iwi from farther east in Manawatu.
Part of the Manawatu-Wanganui region, the town is 5 kilometres east of Ohakune, 75 kilometres northeast of Wanganui, and 20 kilometres west of Waiouru.

North Island Main Trunk

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In 1883, the first engineering reconnaissance commenced for the Marton—Te Awamutu section of the North Island Main Trunk Railway and a base was established upon the present site of Ohakune, and soon became a permanent camp for railway and road construction workers.
The section between Ohakune and Horopito was realigned with three viaducts replaced to handle higher loads and speeds.

Raetihi

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The nearest medical centre with GP, nurses and physiotherapist is 11 km to the west, at Raetihi. From 18 December 1917 until 1 January 1968, Ohakune was also the junction for the Raetihi Branch, a branch line railway to Raetihi.
It is located at the junction of State Highways 4 and 49, 11 kilometres west of Ohakune.

New Zealand State Highway 49

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State Highway 49 runs through the town, where it is locally named Clyde Street.
State Highway 49 (SH 49) is a New Zealand state highway, linking SH 4 and SH 1, via the tourist town of Ohakune.

Waiouru

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Located within the Manawatu-Wanganui region, the town is 70 km northeast of Wanganui and 25 km west of Waiouru.
The nearest secondary school to Waiouru is Ruapehu College, 27 km away in Ohakune.

Big Mountain Short Film Festival

In recent years the number of events hosted by Ohakune has increased, with both the Big Mountain Short Film Festival and Ohakune Mardi Gras featuring on the calendar.
The Big Mountain Short Film Festival is a short film festival based in Ohakune, New Zealand designed to encourage and celebrate creative short film making and storytelling.

Ohakune railway station

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The railway station is located off Thames Street in the Ohakune Junction area, approximately 2.5 kilometres from Clyde Street in the centre of town.
Ohakune railway station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk, serving the town of Ohakune in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand.

Raetihi Branch

From 18 December 1917 until 1 January 1968, Ohakune was also the junction for the Raetihi Branch, a branch line railway to Raetihi.
In 1911, the government granted approval to construct the line, with the line intended to diverge from the North Island Main Trunk in Rangataua, but construction did not commence until 1913, when the site of the junction was changed to Ohakune.

North Island

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Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 km north of Wellington and 292 km south of Auckland.

New Zealand

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Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 km north of Wellington and 292 km south of Auckland.

Wellington

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Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 km north of Wellington and 292 km south of Auckland.

Auckland

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Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 km north of Wellington and 292 km south of Auckland.

Volcano

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It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "place of care" for Ohakune.

Ski resort

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A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Tramping in New Zealand

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A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Crossing
A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Māori people

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Historically, the lands to the south and west of Mount Ruapehu were inhabited by the Māori of the Ngāti Rangi iwi.

Iwi

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Historically, the lands to the south and west of Mount Ruapehu were inhabited by the Māori of the Ngāti Rangi iwi.

Māori language

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The meaning of the Māori language name Ōhakune is "the place of" "the careful ones" (hakune).