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Putorino

Putorino (Māori: Pūtōrino) is a small farming settlement in northern Hawke's Bay, on the eastern side of New Zealand's North Island. It is located on State Highway 2 between Tutira and Mohaka, on the Hastings side of the border between Hastings and Wairoa.

Pūtōrino was originally a Māori settlement at the mouth of the Waikari River, at an important stopping point for canoes. It became a European settlement in the 1860s, and move inland to the main Napier to Wairoa Road in the early 20th century. The modern village includes a hotel and sports centre.

Education

Putorino School is a co-educational state primary school, with a roll of as of