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Thornton, Bay of Plenty in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Thornton is a settlement in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. Thornton is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of Whakatane, and is on the true right of the Rangitaiki River. Thornton is where in 1911 the Rangitaiki River was put into a straight channel, which enabled draining the Rangitaiki Plains and converting this swamp land into dairy country.

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