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UAWA. The Maori name for Tolaza Bay. Is near Buckley, in Tolaga Bay, into which, at head of bay, falls Uawa River.
ULVA. Island, Patersons Inlet.
UMANGAWHA RIVER. Flowe into Cabbage Bay, Coromandel.
UMAWERA, Auckland. European settlement and post office; 200 miles north from Auckland. Steamer (30s) to Opua, rail to Kawa-kawa, then 30 miles coach Thursday (20s). Rangiahua, at most westerly point of Hokianga Harbour, seven miles distant, is nearest telegraph office. "Umawera " means "Breast burnt," a Maori child having been burnt here. Doctor at Rawene, 11 m.
UMUKURI, Nelson. 37 m N.W. from Nelson. Rail to Rich­mond, then conrh daily 30 m (6s): or steamer to Motneka, then 5 m. Post and telegraph office. Centre of important fruit-growing district, with a fine and equable climate. Nearest doctor at Motueka.
UMUPUHIA. Bay and native settlement, Maraetai district.
UMURUA. Branch stream of Ngongotaha. Flows into Lake Rotorna.
UMUTAOROA, Hawke's Ray. 84 miles from Napier. Rail to Mangatera, thence by good road six miles hire. Six miles from Dannevirke. Situated close under the Rirahine Ranges. Principally dairying carried on Shooting and fishing. Post and teleph. Is within half-mile of Tamaki River. Name means ''slow-cooking oven.'' Dr. at Dannevirke, 6 m.
UMUTOI. Dairy farming district 142 miles north-east from Wellington. Rail to Feilding, daily coach 30 miles (10s) to Apiti, thence horse 11 m. Telephone and post office. Dr. at Apiti, 11 m.
UNDERWOOD. Homestead, South Canterbury, near Peel Forest.
UNDERWOODS CUTTING. Holiday resort near Tekopuru.
UNUTAROA. See Dannevirke.
UNUWHAO. Hills, Matakohe district.
UPCOT. Sheep station district, with telephone office. 50 in S. of Blenheim.
UPLAND ROAD. See Waitara.
UPOKONGARO. The old name for Makirikiri, which see.
UPPER ASHBURTON. Road district, Ashburton County.
UPPER CATLINS. See Houipapa.
UPPER CROSSING. Hokitika district. Nearest P.O. Humphreys.
UPPER HUTT. See Hutt Upper.
UPPER KAI-IWI. See Kai-iwi.
UPPER KYEBURN. See Kyeburn Diggings.
UPPER MAKURI. Settlement near Makuri.
UPPER MOHAKA. See MohakaUpper.
UPPER MOONLIGHT. 32 miles irom Greymouth and 10 miles from Ahaura railway station. Mining settlement. See Moonlight Upper.
UPPER NEVIS. See Nevis Upper.
UPPER PLAIN. Suburb W. of Masterton.
UPPER RICCARTON. See Christchurch.
UPPER SHOTOVER. See Shotover Upper.
UPPER TAKAKA, Nelson. 45 miles by coach from Nelson; in Takaka County. See Takaka and Takaka Upper.
UPPER TAKAPU (and LOWER). Farming district in Welling­ton province.
UPPER TAUERU. See Bideford.
UPPER WAIAU. See Waiau Upper.
UPPER WAITOHI FLAT, Canterbury. 16 miles north-west from Timaru. Rail to Pleasant Point, thence four miles; in Geraldine County. One of the many small farming settlements in this district. Nearest accommodation at Pleasant Point, which see. Good roads for miles. Situated close to bank of Opihi River. Nearest telegraph office Pleasant Point, 5 m. Post office.
UPPER WAIWERA. See Waiwera Upper.
UPUKURORO RIVER. Falling into Lake Te Anau.
URAURA. Trig station and gorge on Otiamuri-Lichfield road.
UREHAU. Native settlement near Walton.
URE RIVER. 9 m N. of Kekerangu, Blenheim.
URENUI, Taranaki. Small village. 20 miles N.E. from New Plymouth. Rail to Waitara, thence coach daily (fare 2s), 10 miles. Dairy-farming. Good pheasant shooting. Specially good cycle roads. One hotel. Is situated on the Urenui River, and was named after Native. Boarding-houses. Post and telegraph office.
URIE BUSH, ½ m from Woodlands.
URIRUA. River Aponga district.
URIWERA MOUNTAINS. On W. coast of North Island, where Te Kooti raised a body of followers.
URRALL. A railway siding 51 miles from Christchurch, on the Rakaia-Methven line. Lauriston is nearest post office, two miles distant.
URUPU. See Tahuahu.
URUTI. In North Taranaki Bight, Taranaki. 31 m N.E. from New Plymouth. Rail to Waitara, then coach Wed. and Sat., 21 m. A farming and grazing settlement, with two stores. Private board. Urenui, 11 m distant, is nearest township. Coach twice weekly from Urenui (Wed. and Sat.). Pigeon and pheasant shooting close at hand. Post and telephone office. Butter factory, hall, and boarding-house. Doctor at Waitara. 21 m.
URUTI POINT. Landing place on east coast. North Island.
URUWAI. Post town in Oroua County.
URUWHAO. Situated near Hamilton.
URUWHENUA, Nelson. Has a post office and is 65 m from Nelson, N.W., by steamer (8s). Post and telephone office. Nearest doctor at Takaka. 12 m
UTAHINA. Stream flows into Lake Rotorua.
UTAKURA, Auckland. Farming settlement, six milts from Hokianga River, on road from Horeke to Kawakawa, Bay of Islands Co. ; 184 m north-west from Auckland. Steamer to Opua, and rail to Kawakawa (which see), then by coach Tuesday and Thursday, distance 26 miles. Utakuva Valley has very rich alluvial soil well suited for fruitgrowing—particularly oranges and lemons, which thrive well. Most of the land, which carries excellent grass, is held on perpetual lease from Government. Totara. puriri and other timber in bush. Nearest accommodation at Okaiha five miles distant. Fine scenery here— Hokianga River and Manngamnka Gorge. On Utakura River. Post and tel. office. Doctor at Ohaeawai, 15 m.
UTAKURA RIVER. Tributary of the Hokianga.
UTANGA. A portion of Ohinemutu, Rotorua.
UTIKU, Wellington. 156 miles north-east from Wellington by rail. Situated near the Hautau River, where good trout fishing ifl obtainable. Pigeon shooting. Money order, post, and telegraph office. In Rangitikei County. Has sawmills and butter factory. Named after Utiku Potaka, a Native landowner. Name also of a hill near Pahiatua. Nearest doctor at Taihape, 5 m.
UTUWAI, Wellington. Small bush-eteared settlement and post office ; 36 miles east from Feilding and 26 miles north of Ashhurst. nearest railway station. Coach from Ashhurst Wednesday and Friday (4s). Coach also runs from Feilding to Apiti, thence nine miles by road. Name means "recompense of waters." Post and telephone. Lake .Morua is a beautiful small lake close to main road, much frequented by visitors. Stalactite caves and natural tunnels. Dr. at Apiti, 9 m, by telephone.
UXBRIDCE. A railway station 18 miles from Oamaru, on the Oamaru-Hakataramea line. Georgetown is nearest post office.