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Mōkau River, 2011

Mōkau River, 2011

The Mōkau River has been central to life for those living in this area for centuries. It has been a source of food and income – as well as a major transport route – for both Māori and Pākehā, and is the traditional boundary between the Taranaki and Tainui peoples. This is the coastal end of the river, with the mouth visible at top right.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Piopio to Mōkau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015