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Makaretu

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Community on the eastern foothills of the Ruahine Range, 31km north-west of Waipukurau. The district was settled originally by Scandinavian immigrants in 1872.
Meaning of place name
Ma: stream; karetu: sweet-scented grass. The usual habitat of this native grass is along the damp, shady banks of streams, and so it would be likely to be found here.

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