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Pirongia is a small town in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...

It is 12 kilometres to the west of Te Awamutu, on the banks of the Waipa River, close to the foot of the 962 metre Mount Pirongia, which lies in a forest park to the west of the town. Te Awamutu is a town in the Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Waipa River is located in the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Mount Pirongia is located in the Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. ...

Pirongia was originally named Alexandra but to avoid confusion with Alexandra in the South Island, it was changed to Pirongia. Some of the village's businesses and organisations such as the Alexandra Hotel and the Alexandra Racing Club echo the earlier name.

Alexandra Racing Club, established in 1866, is said to be the second oldest racing club in New Zealand.

The village has experienced rapid population growth since the 1980's as city-dwellers seeking a rural lifestyle have migrated to Pirongia. This has changed the town's character in a short time from rural to suburban.

Pirongia has a rural fire force located in the village to protect native bush in the area. The rural fire force has a specialised off road appliance designed for tough off road terrain.

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