Waikato New Zealand
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Aria is a town in the King Country.The Cemetery co-ordinants are: 38° 33' 0" South, 174° 59' 0" East
The King Country is a region of the western North Island of New Zealand extending from the Kawhia Harbour to Pirongia where the Waipa River meets the Puniu and up that river to Wharepapa over the Rangitoto Ranges to the Waikato River and south to the Hauhungaroa Ranges to the upper reaches of the Whanganui River out to the Tasman Sea at Mokau.
Towns and areas are: Kawhia, Aotea, Oparau, Te Rau A Moa, Ngutunui, Tiheroa, Pokuru, Te Mawhai, Tokanui, Waikeria, Honokiwi, Kio Kio, Otorohanga, Maihihi, Otewa, Waitomo, Te Anga, Marakopa, Te Kuiti, Pio Pio, Aria, Mokau, Mapiu, Taumarunui. Ongarue
The term King Country dates from the New Zealand Land Wars, when colonial forces fought the Mâori King Movement in the Waikato; the last battle being Orakau from where the enemy escaped across the Puniu River to the area named after them.