The Whakataki River is a river of the southern Hawke's Bay Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally south before turning east to reach the Pacific Ocean five kilometres north of Castlepoint. "Place Name Detail: Whakataki River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. http://www.linz.govt.nz/placenames/find-names/topographic-names-db/database/index.aspx?p=. Retrieved 12 July 2009.