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East Cape on the right hand end of the Raukumara Range
|Location||Gisborne District, New Zealand|
|Offshore water bodies||Pacific Ocean|
East Cape is the easternmost point of the main islands of New Zealand. It is located at the northern end of the Gisborne District of New Zealand's North Island. It can also refer to the broader Gisborne cape.
Maritime New Zealand operates the East Cape Lighthouse is located at the cape's easternmost point. The small East Island / Whangaokeno, also known as Motu o Kaiawa, is located directly offshore.
The New Zealand Transport Agency upgraded the Horoera Bridge in 2017, giving campervans and other heavy vehicles full access to the East Cape Lighthouse. It replaced a temporary Bailey bridge installed in 2015.
On March 4, 2021 a M7.3 Earthquake struck the region.
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