A small lake approximately 8km west-southwest of Waiouru within Ōtemataraha Wetland. NZTopo50-BJ34 213258.
Public access to AZ
Via public road(s): Turakina Valley Road; 1 unnamed road(s)
Distance from nearest road
Ngāti Rangi history: Now a swamp, this was originally a lake of significance where the only known pā tuna (eel weir) in the upper Whangaehu catchment existed. The lake was named after Paerangi's son, Te Mataraha, and is presumably a place where he gathered kai. The name thus means ‘belonging to Te Mataraha.’ Ō-Te-Mataraha is a wetland that comprises a small lake and swamp.
NZTM2000: 1821294, 5625771
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