Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Droving sheep on an unsealed road

Droving sheep on an unsealed road

The rural districts of Hawke’s Bay are serviced by many unsealed roads. Nearly half the network of roads maintained by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council remained unsealed in 2009. Dusty scenes like this one near Pākōwhai in the 1920s were still common.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Samuel Heath Head Collection (PA-Group-00261)
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Photograph by Samuel Heath Head

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Transport and infrastructure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015