Kumara is a small village today in the West Coast region to the west of the South Island of New Zealand. It lies about 30 km south of Greymouth on State Highway 73 between Kumara Junction and dill Mans Town. Kumara is located south of Taramakau Rivers.Der place had the Census 2006 318 inhabitants compared to 324 in 2001. However, the site had in its history already considerably more inhabitants, for. As in October 1877, he had 4,220 residents. The surrounding area is dominated by agriculture and forestry today. From the rain of gold mining in the area, the slag heaps are still preserved. The name of the place did not originate from those known in New Zealand behalf of the Māori "Kumara" for the sweet potato, but from "Kuhimara" or "Kohe mara", the name of the indigenous people for the flowering of the native to New Zealand, climbing Brombeerpflanze Bush Lawyer or tātarāmoa , according to other sources of another plant, Convolvulvus arvensis. The annual multi-discipline race "Coast to Coast" starts in Kumara.