Whakatane

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Whakatane (Whakatāne, ) is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River.wikipedia
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Whakatane has an urban population of, making it New Zealand's 24th largest urban area, and the Bay of Plenty's third largest urban area behind Tauranga and Rotorua.

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Whakatane (Whakatāne, ) is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River.

Anne Tolley

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Whakatane forms part of the parliamentary electorate of East Coast, represented by Anne Tolley of the New Zealand National Party.
Tolley represents the East Coast electorate, including Whakatane, Ohope Beach, Opotiki, and Gisborne districts.

East Coast (New Zealand electorate)

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Whakatane forms part of the parliamentary electorate of East Coast, represented by Anne Tolley of the New Zealand National Party.
The electorate's main centres are Gisborne (32,529) and Tolaga Bay in the Gisborne Region; and Opotiki and Whakatane (18,800) in the eastern part of the Bay of Plenty Region.

Bay of Plenty

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Whakatane (Whakatāne, ) is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River.
The major population centres are Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane.

Moutohora Island

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Moutohora Island is a small island off the Bay of Plenty coast about 12 kilometres north of Whakatane.
Moutohora Island or Whale Island (Moutohorā in Māori) is a small uninhabited island located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealand's North Island, about 9 km north of the town of Whakatane.

Radio Bay of Plenty

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Whakatane is home to the regional radio station One Double X - 1XX - one of the first privately owned commercial radio stations on air in New Zealand in the early 1970s.
Radio Bay of Plenty is a radio company based in Whakatane, New Zealand.

Whakaari / White Island

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Whakaari/White Island is an active marine volcano located 48 kilometres offshore of Whakatane and a popular visitor attraction.
The nearest mainland towns are Whakatane and Tauranga.

Whakatane Astronomical Society

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Popular tourist activities include the beaches, swimming with dolphins, whale watching, chartered fishing cruises, surf tours, amateur astronomy, hunting, experiences of Maori culture and bush walking.
The Whakatane Astronomical Society is a voluntary, non-profit society for people interested in amateur astronomy in the Whakatane District of New Zealand.

Whakatane Airport

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Whakatane Airport is served by Air Chathams with direct flights to Auckland using Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner aircraft.
Whakatane Airport is an airport serving the town of Whakatane and surrounding tourist attractions (Mount Tarawera, White Island) in New Zealand.

Cape Runaway

It is the main urban centre of the Eastern Bay Of Plenty sub-region; incorporating Whakatane, Kawerau, and Opotiki, the Eastern Bay stretches from Otamarakau in the west, to Cape Runaway in the north-east and Whirinaki in the south.
It is located 90 kilometres northeast off Whakatane and 50 kilometres west of East Cape.

Kawerau

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It is the main urban centre of the Eastern Bay Of Plenty sub-region; incorporating Whakatane, Kawerau, and Opotiki, the Eastern Bay stretches from Otamarakau in the west, to Cape Runaway in the north-east and Whirinaki in the south. Whakatane District is the encompassing territorial authority, which covers an area to the south and west of the town, excluding the enclave of Kawerau.
It is completely surrounded by the Whakatane District.

Whakatane High School

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Whakatane has two secondary schools, Whakatane High School and Trident High School.
Whakatane High School is a secondary school located in the town of Whakatane, New Zealand.

Opotiki

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It is the main urban centre of the Eastern Bay Of Plenty sub-region; incorporating Whakatane, Kawerau, and Opotiki, the Eastern Bay stretches from Otamarakau in the west, to Cape Runaway in the north-east and Whirinaki in the south.
The first known inhabitants of the district were probably members of the Tini o Toi people, who apparently derived from the Tākitimu waka which came to the Whakatane area from Taranaki.

Toi (name)

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According to Māori tradition Toi-te-huatahi, later known as Toi-kai-rakau, landed at Whakatane about 1150 CE in search of his grandson Whatonga.

Air Chathams

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Whakatane Airport is served by Air Chathams with direct flights to Auckland using Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner aircraft.
It was established in 1984 and operates scheduled passenger services between the Chatham Islands and mainland New Zealand along with routes between Auckland and Whakatane, and Auckland and Whanganui.

Te Teko

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Whakatane has in recent years benefited from its relative dominance over numerous smaller and less prosperous towns surrounding it, such as Te Teko (affectionately known as 'Texas') and Waimana, and its popularity as a retirement and lifestyle destination.
SH 30 cuts through the town on its route from Whakatane to Rotorua, while SH 34 crosses it in the town's west and runs southwest to Kawerau.

Ohope Beach

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Nearby Ohope Beach is a sandy beach stretching 11 km from the Ohiwa Harbour entrance.
Ohope Beach (Maori: "Ōhope") is a beach in the eastern Bay of Plenty, on the northeast coast of the North Island of New Zealand, six kilometres east and over the hill, from Whakatane.

Trident High School

Whakatane has two secondary schools, Whakatane High School and Trident High School.
Trident High School is a state coeducational secondary school located in Whakatane, New Zealand.

Whakatane River

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Whakatane (Whakatāne, ) is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatane River.
It flows north from near the small town of Ruatahuna through Te Urewera National Park, reaching the Bay of Plenty through the town of Whakatane.

Taneatua

A passenger train called the Taneatua Express ran on the East Coast Main Trunk Railway (ECMT) as far as Taneatua until 1959.
The town is located southeast of Pekatahi, a similarly small settlement; Whakatane is the nearest significantly sized town.

Rua Kenana Hepetipa

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Whakatane beach heralded a historic meeting on 23 March 1908 between Prime Minister Joseph Ward and the Māori prophet and activist Rua Kenana Hepetipa.
At a dramatic encounter with Sir Joseph Ward on the Whakatane beach front on 23 March 1908, Rua and Joseph Ward exchanged words.

Taneatua Branch

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The Taneatua Branch line was formerly part of the ECMT and connected with the current ECMT at Hawkens Junction.
This line across the Rangitaiki Plains follows an inland or southerly route to avoid areas which were swampy at the time of construction, therefore bypassing Whakatane, the largest town in the area.

Mātaatua

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Some 200 years later the Mataatua waka landed at Whakatane.
A replica of the Mātaatua rests at the Mataatua Reserve in Whakatane.

Lisa Carrington

Born in Tauranga, Carrington was raised in Ohope Beach, a satellite town of Whakatane in the eastern Bay of Plenty, and is of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Ngāti Porou descent.