Ruatoki is a locality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. It is located at the base of the Urewera Valley, approximately 20 km south of Whakatane.[2] The predominantly Māori community of approximately 600 people affiliate with the Tūhoe iwi,[3] with at least ten marae located in the area.[4] Ruatoki was one of the main sites involved in the 2007 New Zealand anti-terror raids, conducted under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.[2][3]

Coordinates: 38°7′S 177°3′E
Country New Zealand
RegionBay of Plenty
Territorial authorityWhakatāne District
 (June 2018)[1]

It is home to the Te Wharekura o Ruatoki School.


  1. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. Johnston, Tim (22 October 2007). "Anti-terror raids cause turmoil in New Zealand". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  3. Knight, Kim (1 January 2009). "Picking up the pieces in Ruatoki". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  4. Te Kāhui Māngai profile: Tuhoe. Retrieved 2010-06-09.

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