|Length||12 km (7.5 mi)|
The Topuni River is a river of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally south, with most of its length being through a drowned valley in the northeast of the Kaipara Harbour system. The Topuni River reaches the Oruawharo River — an arm of the Kaipara — 10 kilometres northwest of Wellsford.
The Northland Region is the northernmost of New Zealand's 16 local government regions. New Zealanders often call it the Far North or, because of its mild climate, the Winterless North. The main population centre is the city of Whangarei, and the largest town is Kerikeri.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait. The island's area is 113,729 square kilometres (43,911 sq mi), making it the world's 14th-largest island. It has a population of 3,749,200.
The Kaipara District is located in the Northland Region in northern New Zealand.
Helensville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is sited 40 kilometres northwest of Auckland, close to the southern extremity of the Kaipara Harbour. State Highway 16 passes through the town, connecting it to Waimauku 16 km to the south, and Kaukapakapa about 12 km to the north-east. Parakai is 2 km to the north-west. The Kaipara River runs through the town and into the Kaipara Harbour to the north.
The Kaipara River drains the area to the northwest of Auckland, New Zealand. It flows north from the northern foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, meandering past the town of Helensville. It is joined by the Kaukapakapa River in its lower tidal reaches shortly before entering the southern Kaipara Harbour. The River is brown in colour as its waters are rich in sediments washed in from the soft Miocene to Quaternary sediments within its catchment.
The Araparera River is a small river in the Auckland Region, New Zealand. It flows west into a southeastern arm of Kaipara Harbour.
The Hakaru River is a river in the Northland Region of New Zealand. It starts in the Brynderwyn Hills and flows south to join the Topuni River exiting in the Oruawharo River, which forms part of the Kaipara Harbour.
The Hoteo River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It flows southwest from its sources close to the North Auckland Peninsula's east coast before emptying into the southern lobe of the Kaipara Harbour.
The Kaiwaka River is a river of New Zealand's Northland Region. For much of its length, it is a broad arm of the Otamatea River, as much an inlet of the Kaipara Harbour as a true river.
The Makarau River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. The river rises some 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Kaukapakapa, flowing west before entering the south of the Kaipara Harbour.
The Mangawai River is a river of the Northland Region of New Zealand. It flows east into the Wairoa River close to its outflow into the Kaipara Harbour.
The Omaumau River is a short river in the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows northwest to reach the Kaipara Harbour 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Helensville.
The Opatu River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows south from the Okahukura Peninsula, reaching the Tauhoa River in the eastern reaches of the Kaipara Harbour.
The Oruawharo River is a river on the North Auckland Peninsula of New Zealand. It flows westward into the Kaipara Harbour west of Wellsford. It forms part of the boundary between the Northland region and the Auckland Region.
The Ourauwhare River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is a tributary of the Kaipara River, which it meets south of Helensville.
The Pahi River is a river of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally west from its origins southwest of Maungaturoto, and the last few kilometres of its length form an upper silty arm of the Kaipara Harbour. It forms one of the arms of the Arapaoa River, in the northeastern part of the harbour's system.
The Papakanui River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. This short wide river forms part of the lower Kaipara Harbour system, adding its waters to the harbour close to the settlement of Tauhoa.
The Tauhoa River is an estuarial arm of the Kaipara Harbour in the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. As part of the harbour's drowned valley system, it consists of narrow channels flowing south through expanses of mudflat to meet with the main waters of the Kaipara due east of the harbour entrance. The Tauhoa Channel links the entrance with the river mouth.
The Waireia River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. Part of the Kaipara Harbour system, it flows north to meet the Oruawharo River 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Wellsford.
The Whakaki River is located in the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. Despite its name, it is better described as a silty arm of the Kaipara Harbour. It flows northwest to reach the Arapaoa River.
The Whanaki River is a river of the Auckland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows southwest from its origins near Wellsford to reach the Tauhoa River, an arm of the Kaipara Harbour.
Te Korowai-o-Te-Tonga Peninsula, also known by its former name of the South Kaipara Peninsula, is a long peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, extending north along the western edge of the Kaipara Harbour for some 35 kilometres (22 mi) from near Helensville to the harbour's mouth. The peninsula was officially renamed in 2013 as part of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement. The name, which is Māori for "The cloak of the south", reflects the peninsula's geographical role in guarding the southern half of the Kaipara Harbour from the Tasman Sea and prevailing westerly winds. The mouth of the Kaipara Harbour separates the peninsula from the larger Pouto Peninsula to the north.
"Place name detail: Topuni River". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand . Retrieved 12 July 2009.
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