Inangahua Junction

Inangahua is a small settlement in the northwest of New Zealand's South Island. It consists of three settled areas: Inangahua Junction at the confluence of the Inangahua and Buller Rivers, 34 kilometres (21 mi) north of Reefton and 46 kilometres (29 mi) southeast of Westport; Inagahua Landing, 10 km further up the Inangahua River; and Inangauhua township, 2 km east of the Junction. Murchison is 52 kilometres (32 mi) further east.[1][2] After the 1968 Inangahua Earthquake, most of the inhabitants left the area or shifted to the township, which is now the population centre and known simply as Inangahua.

Inangahua Junction
State Highway 6 passing through Inangahua Junction
Coordinates: 41°51′27″S 171°57′8″E
CountryNew Zealand
RegionWest Coast
DistrictBuller District
WardInangahua
ElectoratesWest Coast-Tasman
Te Tai Tonga
Population
 (2013)
  Total144

Inangahua's main industries include forestry, coal, farming and sawmilling. There is a small primary school, shops, fire station and earthquake museum. The population of Inangahua and its surrounds was 144 in the 2013 census, a decrease of 15 people from 2006.[3]