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Kuripapango is a locality in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand, situated 76.6 km from Napier and 78.6 km from Taihape. It is on the Napier-Taihape Road more known as the Gentle Annie which rises to 3,200 feet (980 m) at its peak.[1]

Kuripapango is located in North Island
Coordinates: 39°24′44″S 176°17′47″E / 39.412208°S 176.2963366°E / -39.412208; 176.2963366
CountryNew Zealand
RegionHawke's Bay
Territorial authorityHastings District

In the early days Kuripapango was a health resort with stores, two hotels and a weekly mail run. Both hotels ended up burning down and Kuripapango fell into decline. Today it is a popular tramping and kayaking area. The name "Kuripapango" is a Māori-language word meaning "spotty dog".