Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Roadside Stories: Te Pōhue, travellers' stop

Remote Te Pōhue, on the Napier–Taupō highway, was once on a Māori track cutting across the tribal boundaries of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa – tribes that were in conflict with each other for a period, then made peace. Around 1870 a coach road was cut through the dense forest, and a hotel was built at Te Pōhue for travellers.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Te Pōhue. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Inland of Hastings and Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015