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Huntly, Ngaruawahia & Te Kauwhata Town Information

Huntly Information: Find information on Huntly, accomodation, activites & local attractions! An excellent website for those wanting to see what Huntly has to offer.

"Huntly - More than meets the eye": A travel writers view of Huntly.

Ngaruawahia Information: Ngaruawahias community website, providing information on the town plus local news & events.

Te Kauwhata Information: Information on Te Kauwhata Village, whats on, education & sports.


In The Area

Huntly Coalfields Museum: Information and history of the Huntly districts coal mining past.

Huntly Speedway: Huntly Placemakers Speedway is the home of the Waikato Stock & Saloon Car Club. The club is committed to providing top quality family speedway action. Join us at the Huntly Placemakers Speedway on race days and enjoy all the the race action.

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve: Enjoy a walk up the Hakarimatas, which is accessible from the Ngaruawahia or Huntly end. The views from the top are a must see.

Pukemiro Bush Tramway: A working steam railway established on the former Rotowaro to Glen Afton railway 12 kms west of Huntly. Steam locomotives once used in the timber and coal industries are featured, as well as vintage engines and machinery.

Hampton Downs Racetrack: Fully integrated Motorsport Park - a first for New Zealand and one of only a few in the world.

Fabric & Craft Store: Allen Fabrics is a haberdashery, craft and soft furnishing store situated in Huntlys upgraded Main Street.

Waikare Golf Club: Te Kauwhatas local 18 hole golf course.

Huntly Golf Club: Huntly's local 18 hole golf course - situated approx 8km North of Huntly township.

Ngaruawahia Golf Club: Ngaruawahias local 18 hole golf course. An easy 10 minutes drive North of Hamilton and an hour’s drive south of central Auckland along State Highway 1.

Subsea Training Centre: NZ's only commercial dive training centre, located at Lake Waahi in Huntly.



Huntly College: The transition to secondary school is a challenging one for young people. Huntly College offers its students a broad general education, combining academic opportunities with sporting, cultural and social activities to encourage the complete development of each individual.

Te Kauwhata College: Our mission – “Education is the key to the future” means that we hope to nurture in students, the academic, personal and social skills to enable them to continue learning and growing as people after they have finished school - Colin Driller, Principal

Ngaruawahia High School: Empowering our students with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values to enable them to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives and to be able to make a positive contribution to society.

Huntly Primary School: "Knowledge is Power". We pride ourselves on working with our community to enhance the educational opportunities for children enrolled at our school.

Kimihia Primary School: Kimihia School is situated on the East side of Huntly in a semi-rural setting. Kimihia School’s mission is “To provide a caring, stable environment and academic excellence while preparing our students for life long learning”.

Ohinewai School: Ohinewai is a small, semi-rural community situated approximately 7 kilometres north of Huntly. The school is located in the heart of the community just off SH1, and caters for students in Years 1 to 8. Ohinewai School is a four teacher school with a roll that sits between 85-100 children. The school has four classrooms; a special needs room, a library, a swimming pool and a meeting/assembly utility room. A caring atmosphere is a key feature of our school environment.

St Anthony’s Catholic School: St Anthony’s Catholic School is a place where we learn together. The education your children receive will allow them to make informed choices and allow them to take their place in this world, whilst developing the philosophy that comes with being a life-long learner - Pat Jackson, Principal.

Waerenga School: Waerenga School is a small, rural school in the North Waikato catering for Year 0 – 6 students. It is a decile 8 school with a roll fluctuating between 80 and 95 students in any given year. Children are from a predominately farming background, with other families employed in a variety of occupations.

Rakaumanga School: Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga is the largest Kura Kaupapa - Wharekura in the country with over 400 pupils from year 1 to year 13. Rakaumanga is a Wharekura which means all subjects are taught in Maori except for English.


Accomodation & Retirement Villages

Kimihia Rest Home & Hospital: Located in Huntly providing a wide range of services for the care of the elderly. Mission statement "To provide the best home away from home"

Aparangi Village: Aparangi Village is situated in the rural township of Te Kauwhata, some 80 kilometres south of Auckland and 48 kilometres north of Hamilton. It is a unique retirement concept with wide ranging accommodation and ongoing care options.

Manor Views Accomodation: Manor Views "a place to unwind" - we are delighted to be able to offer such a peaceful and relaxing environment for your business hideaway or private getaway. We overlook 3 lakes and the river. Come and rejuvenate and relax in one of our suites which are complete with Double Spa Baths, Double Showers, Big screen TV's, DVD players as well as being self contained.

Essex Arms Accomodation: Not just Motel Accommodation at the Essex Arms, there are 2 bars, cafe & restaurant, plus gaming lounge and an inviting garden bar. It's art deco appeal with 20 new motel type units sleeping from 2 to 8 persons provides broad accommodation options. The car park is secure for all guests.

Hillside Hotel: Hillside Hotel is a country retreat and eco-lodge, a Qualmark four star boutique hotel with an enviro-gold rating. Nestled amongst native forest on top of the Taupiri Ranges, Hillside offers panoramic views of iconic New Zealand landscape scenery. Every room has a view.