Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tokomaru Bay is a small, idyllic beachside community located on the isolated East Coast of New Zealand''s North Island. It is 91 km north of Gisborne city, on State Highway 35, and close to Mount Hikurangi. The district was originally known as Toka-a-Namu which refers to the abundance of sandflies. Over the years the name was altered to Tokomaru Bay. The two hapu or sub-tribes that reside in Tokomaru Bay are Te Whanau a Ruataupare and Te Whanau o Te Ao Tawarirangi. The ancestral mountain of Tokomaru Bay is Marotiri. The ancestral river is Mangahauini.