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Whakatāne is a town in the Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It is 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of Tauranga and 89 kilometres (55 mi) northeast of Rotorua. The town is at the mouth of the Whakatāne River.

Whakatāne has an urban population of 16,850, making it New Zealand's 33rd-largest urban area and the Bay of Plenty's third-largest urban area, after Tauranga and Rotorua. Another 21,950 people live in the rest of the Whakatāne District.