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Coordinates: 37°35′11″S 175°5′35″E / 37.58639°S 175.09306°E / -37.58639; 175.09306 Rotowaro was once a small coal mining township approximately 10 km west of Huntly, New Zealand. The town was built especially for miners houses, but was entirely removed in the 1980s to make way for a large opencast mine.


Mining began in Rotowaro around 1915 after a Railway to the area, and bridge over the Waikato river were completed. Rotowaro train station was opened on the Huntly-Awaroa railway on 11 February 1918. A hall was built in Rotowaro during the 1920s and opened by Rev H G Gilbert on 28 April 1929. The Royal Antedilluvian Order of Bufffaloes NZ Constitution of the Grand Lodge of England once had a lodge in Rotowaro, as did other Fraternal Orders.

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