Moving to Te Awamutu


Te Awamutu is a town in the Waikato in the North Island of New Zealand. It serves as a service town for the farming communities which surround it. It has a population of 9,777.[1]

Te Awamutu is located some 30 km south of Hamilton on State Highway 3, one of the two main routes south from Auckland and Hamilton.

The town is often referred to as “The Rose town of New Zealand”, because of its elaborate rose gardens in the centre of the town. Many local businesses use “Rosetown” in their name, and the symbol of the rose is widely used on local signs and billboards. The local paper, Te Awamutu Courier, has a symbol of a rose in the masthead on its front page.

The town is also well known for its large dairy factory.

Other towns surrounding Te Awamutu include Cambridge, 25 kilometres to the northeast, Otorohanga, 30 kilometres to the southwest, and Raglan 50 kilometres to the northwest. The small town of Kihikihi lies just to the south of Te Awamutu.

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