The Waimata River is a river of the Gisborne Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows predominantly south to reach the city of Gisborne. Here it meets the waters of the Taruheru River, and the combined waters flow to the northern end of Poverty Bay as the Turanganui River.

Waimata River
CountryNew Zealand
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ location
Turanganui River
 ⁃ coordinates
38°40′03″S 178°01′48″E / 38.6674°S 178.0301°E / -38.6674; 178.0301Coordinates: 38°40′03″S 178°01′48″E / 38.6674°S 178.0301°E / -38.6674; 178.0301
Length20 km (12 mi)

See alsoEdit


"Place name detail: Waimata River". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009.