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Kōhuratahi hall and memorial

Kōhuratahi hall and memorial

For the first few years of its existence, Kōhuratahi received its supplies from boats on the Whanganui River, via the Tāngarākau Stream. By 1918 the settlement had a post office, dairy factory, school, railway station, store and hall. After the First World War, 11 farms near Kōhuratahi formed the Kōhura settlement – one of 10 settlements created in Taranaki for returned servicemen. In the early 2000s little remained of the village, except for the public hall and the district war memorial.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Inland Taranaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25918/kohuratahi-hall-and-memorial (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016