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Taumarunui is a town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan The King Country is a region of the western North Island of New Zealand. The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island It is on State Highway 4 and the North Island Main Trunk Railway. The New Zealand State Highway network is the major national highway network in New Zealand. History Construction Auckland - Te Awamutu Auckland's first railway southwards was the line between Point Britomart and Onehunga, opened in 1873
The town is on an alluvial plain set within rugged terrain on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River, 65 km south of Te Kuiti and 55 km west of Turangi. The Whanganui River is a major river in the North Island of New Zealand. Location Te Kuiti is approximately 80 km south of Hamilton and 19 km south-east of Waitomo. Turangi is a small town on the west bank of the Tongariro River, 50 kilometres south-west of Taupo on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Its population is 5136 (2001 census), making it the largest centre for a considerable distance in any direction.
The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Māori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big, literally translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun. This article discusses the Māori people of New Zealand For their language see Māori language, and for other meanings see Māori (disambiguation. There are also references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara (a form of sweet potato from South America). The sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas) is a Dicotyledonous plant which belongs to the family Convolvulaceae The sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas) is a Dicotyledonous plant which belongs to the family Convolvulaceae South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a
Taumarunui was originally a Maori settlement at the junction of the ongarue and whanganui rivers, important canoe routes linking the interior of the island with the lower Wanganui River settlements. Certain localities in the neighbourhood, notably the valley of the Pungapunga Stream, which joins the upper Wanganui near Manunui, were celebrated for the size and quality of totara, and large canoes were built there. The area is also notable in that it was a border area between anumber of iwi including Whangaui, Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Tuwharetoa who lived together in relative harmony. 
Late in December 1843 Bishop Selwyn travelled from the district south of Taupo to a point on the Wanganui River about 6 miles down stream from Taumarunui and there continued his journey to the coast by canoe. Towards the end of 1869 Te Kooti was at Taumarunui before his march through the western Taupo district to Tapapa. In the early 1880s the first surveys of the King Country commenced and by the early 1890s the Crown had begun the purchase of large areas of land.
In 1874 Alexander Bell set up a training post, and became the first European settler. This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. Pre-Colonial Timeline (to 1839 Before 1600 180: Lake Taupo The town has a road called Bell Road.
During the Hauhau troubles a resident named William Moffatt manufactured and supplied the enemy with a coarse kind of gunpowder. He was afterwards expelled from the district. Despite warnings he returned in 1880, ostensibly to prospect for gold, and was executed.
The Wanganui River long continued to be the principal route serving Taumarunui. Traffic was at first by Maori canoe, but by the late 1880s regular steamship communication was established. Taumarunui Landing (Image) was the last stop on Alexander Hatrick's steam boat service from Wanganui. The river vessels maintained the services between Wanganui and Taumarunui until the late 1920s, when the condition of the river deteriorated.
Later Taumarunui gained importance with the construction of the North Island Main Trunk Line in 1908(celebrated in a ballad by Peter Cape). History Construction Auckland - Te Awamutu Auckland's first railway southwards was the line between Point Britomart and Onehunga, opened in 1873 The line south of Taumarunui caused considerable problems due to the terrain, and has several high viaducts and the famous Raurimu Spiral. Background During the construction of the central section of the North Island Main Trunk railway between Wellington and Auckland a major obstacle was faced - how to cross the steep The Stratford-Okahukura Line to Stratford connects just north of Taumarunui. Geography Road & Rail Stratford is at the junction of State Highway 3 and State Highway 43. In more recent times, the town's economy has been based on forestry and farming, and more recently it has gained in importance as a tourism centre. Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources.
The Ngapuwaiwaha Marae is located on Taumarunui Street. A marae (in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian) malae (in Tongan) malae (in Samoan and
On State Highway 4 south of Taumarunui are the villages of Manunui, Piriaka, Owhango, Raurimu and then National Park. The New Zealand State Highway network is the major national highway network in New Zealand. Manunui is a small settlement in the North Island of New Zealand. Owhango is a small town in New Zealand situated about 20km south of Taumarunui on State Highway 4 ( SH4) National Park is a small town on the central plateau of the North Island of New Zealand. To the north are the school and truck stop of Mapiu.