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Tokomaru Bay is a small beachside community located on the isolated East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is 91 km north of Gisborne, on State Highway 35, and close to Mount Hikurangi. The district was originally known as Toka-a-Namu, which refers to the abundance of sandflies. Over the years the name was altered to Tokomaru Bay.
Horowhenua District is a local government district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It forms part of the Manawatū-Whanganui Region. Its name roughly means shaking or rippling earth.
Ngāti Porou is a Māori iwi traditionally located in the East Cape and Gisborne regions of the North Island of New Zealand. Ngāti Porou is affiliated with the 28th Maori Battalion and has the second-largest affiliation of any iwi in New Zealand, with 71,910 registered members in 2006. The traditional rohe or tribal area of Ngāti Porou extends from Pōtikirua and Lottin Point in the north to Te Toka-a-Taiau in the south.
Various Māori traditions recount how their ancestors set out from their homeland in waka hourua, great double-hulled ocean-going canoes (waka). Some of these traditions name a mythical homeland called Hawaiki.
In Māori tradition, Tokomaru was one of the great ocean-going canoes that were used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. It was commanded by Manaia. His brother-in-law had originally owned the canoe. When Manaia's wife was raped by a group of men, he slew them, including the chief Tupenu. Killing his brother-in-law, he took the Tokomaru and set sail with his family for New Zealand. Landing at Whangaparaoa, they finally settled at Taranaki. Te Āti Awa iwi trace their ancestry back to Tokomaru.
The NZR RM class Standard railcars were a class of railcar operated by the New Zealand Railways Department (NZR) in the North Island of New Zealand. Officially classified as RM like all other railcar classes in New Zealand, they acquired the designation of "Standard" to differentiate them from other railcar classes. They were introduced in 1938 and withdrawn in 1972.
Tokomaru is a small town in the district of Horowhenua, in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand. It is located 18 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North, and a similar distance northeast of Shannon. The Tokomaru railway station on the North Island Main Trunk was open from 1885 to 1982.
Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti is a Māori iwi (tribe) on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Its rohe covers the area from Tawhiti-a-Paoa Tokomaru Bay to Te Toka-a-Taiau Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Waiapu was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the Gisborne – East Coast Region of New Zealand, from 1893 to 1908.
East Cape is a former New Zealand Parliamentary electorate, from 1978 to 1993.
Te Kumeroa "Ngoingoi" Pēwhairangi was a prominent teacher of, and advocate for, Māori language and culture, and the composer of many songs. She spearheaded the Māori Renaissance in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The Tokomaru River is a river of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of New Zealand's North Island. It rises to the southeast of Shannon and initially flows northeast down a long valley in the Tararua Range before turning northwestto reach the edge of the Manawatu Plain near the town of Tokomaru. From here it turns southwest, reaching the Manawatu River 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Shannon.
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Taonga Tuturu ki Tokomaru is a Kura Kaupapa Māori primary school located in Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand.
Henare Potae (?–1895) was a New Zealand tribal leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Whanau-a-Ruataupare hapū of the Ngati Porou iwi.
Waiapu Ward is a ward in the Gisborne District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It contains the towns Ruatoria, Te Puia Springs, and Tokomaru Bay. The majority of the ward lies within the Waiapu Valley.
Waipiro Bay is a small coastal settlement in the Gisborne District on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The name also refers to the bay that the settlement is built on. It was named Waipiro by Chief Paoa, which translates literally to "putrid water", referring to the area's sulphuric properties. It is in the Waiapu ward, along with nearby towns Te Puia Springs, Tokomaru Bay, and Ruatoria. It is located 15 km (9 mi) south of Ruatoria, 77 km (48 mi) north-east of Gisborne, and 41 km (25 mi) south-west of the East Cape Lighthouse, the easternmost point of mainland New Zealand. By road, it is 103 km (64 mi) from Gisborne, and 231 km (144 mi) from Opotiki. Waipiro Bay is governed by the Gisborne District Council, and is in the East Coast electorate.
John Robert Kuru Gray was a New Zealand Anglican bishop.
SS Tokomaru was a British steam cargo ship built in 1893 as Westmeath by C. S. Swan & Hunter of Wallsend for a Sunderland shipowner. The steamer was sold the following year to Shaw, Savill and Albion Steamship Company, renamed Tokomaru, and converted to a refrigerated ship for their New Zealand and Australian routes. In January 1915 the ship was torpedoed and sank off Le Havre, France.
Matiaha Pahewa (1818–1906) was a teacher and missionary. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Porou iwi (tribe). He was born in Tokomaru Bay, East Coast, New Zealand. He was the son of Hone Te Pahewa and Te Pakou o Hinekau.