Farming locality on the banks of the Pukerau Stream, 15kmeast of Gore.

Meaning of place name
Puke: hills; rau: a leaf, a hundred, or many. First known as The Swamp and then as Taylors Creek (there were several places with the latter name in Otago). When the railway line reached this locality a more distinctive name was needed. In the vicinity there was a natural formation that reminded Māori of a cluster of leaves, and so the name came into being.

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