Ākitio River

Coordinates: 40°36′S 176°25′E / 40.600°S 176.417°E / -40.600; 176.417
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Ākitio River
Native nameĀkitio (Māori)
CountryNew Zealand
SettlementsWeber, Ākitio
Physical characteristics
Source2km east of Te Awaputahi
 • coordinates40°23′24″S 176°25′19″E / 40.39000°S 176.42194°E / -40.39000; 176.42194
 • elevation330 m (1,080 ft)
MouthPacific Ocean
 • location
 • coordinates
40°36′S 176°25′E / 40.600°S 176.417°E / -40.600; 176.417
 • elevation
Sea level
Length79 km (49 mi)
Basin features
 • leftRed River

The Ākitio River is in the North Island of New Zealand. It flows generally southeast for 35 kilometres (22 mi), entering the Pacific Ocean at Ākitio to the south of Cape Turnagain on the east coast.

In July 2020, the name of the river was officially gazetted as Ākitio River by the New Zealand Geographic Board.[1]

Cyclone Gabrielle caused the mouth of the river to move.[2]


  1. ^ "Notice of approved official geographic names" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  2. ^ Heagney, George (3 March 2023). "Cyclone Gabrielle: 'Damage is just phenomenal' - Tararua cleanup a big challenge". Stuff. Retrieved 4 March 2023.