Pauanui is a small village with about 760 permanent residents in the Waikato region in northern New Zealand. It lies on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula on a promontory on the south side of the mouth of the Tairua Harbor, in the Tairua River flows. On the north side of the mouth of the Tairua place is. He can be reached via a side road of State Highway 25 and has an aircraft landing pad, Pauanui Beach Airport. The town was laid out as a holiday resort and has a 3 km long sandy beach. Pauanui has good opportunities for swimming and surfing and golf and tennis courts. For other activities like hiking, biking, hunting and canoeing is popular. In Pauanui an artificially created at a network waterways preferred cottage area is (Pauanui Waterways). In the center of the village there is a small service center with a supermarket, library, three dining options, a small church and a few other stores. In the middle of the peninsula, there are two parks, Kennedy, and Gallagher Park.Der name Pauanui in the language of the Māori "many paua shells".