South Taranaki District
Taranaki New Zealand
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KAPONGA CEMETERY DATABASE
Waihi (Taranaki, not Coromandel)
Administered by South Taranaki District Council.
Kaponga is a small town in southern Taranaki, 64km south of New Plymouth.
It is known as "The Gateway to Dawson's Falls" on Mount Egmont. It is located inland from Manaia and Eltham, and is on the main road connecting Eltham to Opunake. Opunaki is 26 km to the west and Eltham is 13 km to the east. Auroa lies to the south-east. Manaia is 15 km south of Kaponga.
The population was 372 in the 2006 Census
Kaponga was settled in 1882, and has strong Swiss connections.
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