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Pungarehu is a small town located on Surf Highway 45 in Taranaki, New Zealand. Pungarehu is the home of the Cape Lighthouse, situated at Taranaki's westernmost point. The town centre is located almost 5 km from the coast line.The world famous Parihaka Pa is located in Pungarehu, hosting the regular Parihaka Peace Festival. The town also hosts some small stores for the local dairy farmers.Pungarehu SchoolPungarehu School was a primary school in Pungarehu. It held a consistent roll of around 50 students, and catered for years 1-8.The school was forced to close in 2003, due to a review of the New Zealand school system by the Ministry of Education. The school buildings are still located on the corner of Cape Road and are yet to be used. Currently, the Pungarehu area is accessed by the bus routes of Coastal Taranaki School, Opunake Middle School and Rahotu Primary School.Our New Zealand day trip planning website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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