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Coroglen (Māori: Ōunuora) is a locality in the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. It lies on State Highway 25, 18 kilometres south of Whitianga and 26 kilometres north west of Tairua. The "Tapu-Coroglen Road", a windy gravel road, connects it across the Coromandel Range with Tapu on the west coast of the peninsula.
The town was founded as "Gumtown" in the late 19th century with a kauri sawmill. In the early 1900s, Gumtown had three stores, a bakery, a butcher's, a bootmaker, a blacksmith, a hotel, two boarding houses, and a billiard saloon. Currently, Coroglen has a tavern (famous for live music performances), a school, a pre school, a community garden and a popular Farmers Market on Sundays. There is also a free Zenbu wireless hot spot.
Coroglen School is a co-educational full primary (years 1 - 8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of around 40.
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