Story: Wairarapa region

Eketāhuna signpost

Eketāhuna signpost

For decades Eketāhuna was derided as a nowhere place. Recently, public perception has become more affectionate – for many, it symbolises small-town New Zealand. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games village in Melbourne, the New Zealand quarters featured a mock road sign, with the Eketāhuna signpost pointing homewards.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017