Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Waimārama and Bare Island (Motu-o-Kura) (2nd of 2)

Waimārama and Bare Island (Motu-o-Kura)

In the 2000s Waimārama was a combination of farmed land, permanent dwellings and baches (holiday homes). Bare Island has not changed much since James Cook described it as ‘a pretty high white island lying close to the shore’ in 1769, though it is now devoid of the buildings that were present when he sailed past (

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Southern coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015