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Waikato (ˈwaɪˌkɑːtəʊ Pronunciation for Waikato



  1. the longest river in New Zealand, flowing northwest across North Island to the Tasman Sea. Length: 350 km (220 miles)

Example Sentences Including 'Waikato'

A 22-strong Thistles squad, all aged between 16 and 19, head Down Under on Saturday to spend a month in the sport's hotbed of Waikato.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
His support team is keeping in touch with the Environment Waikato regional council for information on water quality.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
I'd like to speak to him, but rumour has it he is going back for a job with Waikato.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
In 1863, during the Waikato War on North Island, Temple won a Victoria Cross, the empire's highest military decoration for courage.
Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
Other councils in the Waikato are also working on ways to minimise the algae's effects.
New Zealand Herald (2003)


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