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Promised Land
Arapito is located in South Island
Coordinates: 41°16′S 172°10′E / 41.267°S 172.167°E / -41.267; 172.167
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Buller District

Arapito is a town in the Karamea area of New Zealand. Arapito is a farming community on the south side of the Karamea River, and upriver from the main Karamea township.[1]

The settlement was originally named Promised Land; it was changed to Arapito (Māori: 'End of the path') in 1908 when a post office was established in the town. The area was originally a Māori hunting trail, hence the name.[1]


  1. ^ a b Reed, A. W. (2002). The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. Auckland: Reed Books. ISBN 0-7900-0761-4.

Coordinates: 41°16′S 172°10′E / 41.267°S 172.167°E / -41.267; 172.167

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