Topuni River

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Topuni River
Location
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Mouth  
  location
Oruawharo River
Length12 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.

Northland Region region at the northern end of New Zealands North Island

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.

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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.

North Island The northern of the two main islands of New Zealand

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.

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References

"Place name detail: Topuni River". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand . Retrieved 12 July 2009.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with geographical information and surveying functions as well as handling land titles, and managing Crown land and property.

Coordinates: 36°15′S174°28′E / 36.250°S 174.467°E / -36.250; 174.467

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