Story: East Coast places

Waipiro Bay, 1910

Waipiro Bay, 1910

Waipiro Bay thrived between the 1890s and the 1920s, when it had a busy coastal shipping trade, and before it was bypassed by an improved coast road. There was no harbour – goods had to be brought to shore on surfboats or rafts.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Te Puia Springs and Tokomaru Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015