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Okato

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Town and rural service centre 26 km south-west of New Plymouth. Ōkato is one of the three surviving northern Taranaki military settlements established in the 1860s (along with Urenui and Lepperton).
Meaning of place name
Ō: place of; kato: full tide, or tidal wave. The name has been translated as Sweeping waves, although Kato was almost certainly a personal name.