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Whirinaki, Northland

Whirinaki, Northland
Whirinaki is a locality in the south Hokianga, in Northland, New Zealand. The name means "to lean against a support". Highway 12 runs through it. Opononi lies to the south west, and Rawene lies to the north east. The population is approximately 200 people, 90% of which are Māori. A large proportion of the population lives on papakāinga land. The area was raided by Te Roroa in 1810 or 1811, during the Musket Wars. All the inhabitants of Opara village were killed.

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