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Mangaroa is a rural settlement just outside of Upper Hutt, situated in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It consists of Rural Hill and Rural Valley Floor zones. The area is a tranquil setting consisting of lifestyle blocks and farms surrounded by hills that are usually covered with a dusting of snow in the winter. The usual resident 2013 population of the area was 1,698.

Coordinates: 41°07′15″S 175°06′49″E / 41.1207°S 175.1137°E / -41.1207; 175.1137Coordinates: 41°07′15″S 175°06′49″E / 41.1207°S 175.1137°E / -41.1207; 175.1137
CountryNew Zealand
IslandNorth Island
CityUpper Hutt
 • Total1,461

It is home to the Mangaroa School[1], the indie rock radio station andHow.FM and previously the Mangaroa Railway Station.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "long stream" for Mangaroa.[2]


  1. ^ "Mangaroa School". Mangaroa School. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.

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