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Kaharoa is a rural area of New Zealand approximately 20 km from Rotorua and 45 km from Tauranga on the North Island. At its highest point the area is approx. 500m above sea level, with some areas able to see towards the coastline of the eastern Bay of Plenty.
In the main the area is used for farming, formerly dry stock, but increasingly this is being converted to dairy. Some areas have been used for small blocks of forestry and there are areas of native bush, preserved to maintain and support the kokako, a native bird. Increasingly subdivision of land has taken place, with many former farms also being used as lifestyle blocks.
The area is served by a small school with approximately 200 pupils from year one to year eight.
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