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Gisborne District

Ruatoria

Ruatoria is a city in Gisborne District. So far we have accumulated 31 streets in Ruatoria and on these streets we have added 312 real estate properties.

Ruatoria
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Gisborne
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Gisborne District
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Ruatoria
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  • Ruatoria, also written as Ruatoria, is a town in the Waiapu Valley of the Gisborne Region in the northeastern corner of New Zealand's North Island. The town was originally known as Cross Roads, and was named Ruatorea in 1913, from the Maori Rua-a-Torea (the storage pit of Torea). In 1925 the name was altered to the current spelling, although some texts retain the original spelling. As of the 2013 census, it was the third largest centre of population in the sparsely populated region, yet had a population of only 750 (18 less than the region's second largest town, Tolaga Bay). This was a decrease of less than 1% (6 people) since the 2006 census. It is the centre of population and largest town in the Waiapu Valley. 94.8% of the population is Maori, and 46% of the population is able to speak te reo Maori — both significantly higher than regional or national averages.

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