Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

The beach highway

The beach highway

Until the Wellington–Manawatū railway was completed in 1886, journeys north from Paekākāriki were made along the beach. There were detours inland for river crossings.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua region - Māori and European newcomers, 1820–1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/9478/the-beach-highway (accessed 23 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015