The pretty seaside town of Paekākāriki was a base for US troops during the Second World War. At one point more than 20,000 marines were stationed there – considerably more than the town’s population. Rugby fans appreciate Paekākāriki as the home town of All Black fullback Christian Cullen.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Paekākāriki. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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