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Taumarere is a locality in Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 11 runs through the area. The Waiharakeke Stream runs through Taumarere into the Bay of Islands. Kawakawa is 3 km to the southwest. Paihia is 14 km to the north.
A bush tramway line opened between Kawakaka and Taumarere wharf on 2 March 1868 to carry coal for export. It was built to the international standard gauge of 4' 8.5" (1,435 mm) and motive power was provided by horses that hauled wagons along wooden rails. It was converted into a metal railway in 1870. In 1875, the government purchased the line and converted it to 3' 6" gauge two years later. The line was extended to Opua in 1884 and called the Opua Branch. In 1925, it became part of the North Auckland Line. This line has since become a part of the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway, a tourist-oriented heritage railway.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 49. It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches fully in the Māori language. The school was largely destroyed in an arson attack on 23 March 2008.
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- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. maps 24. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
- "St. Andrew's, Taumarere, Northland". Don Donovan.
- Robin Bromby, Rails That Built a Nation (Wellington: Grantham House, 2003), 17.
- "Te Kete Ipurangi". Ministry of Education.
- "School fire deliberately lit". The New Zealand Herald. 23 March 2008.
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