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Whanganui region

The Whanganui region lies between Mt Ruapehu and the sea. Much of it is hill country. Rivers, notably the Whanganui, the Waitōtara, the Whangaehu, the Turakina and Rangitīkei, have carved courses through the hills. Whanganui city lies at the mouth of the Whanganui River – the other towns are Ohakune, Raetihi, Taihape, Marton and Waverley.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/18997/whanganui-region (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015