Story: Bay of Plenty places

Matatā (1st of 2)


In the 1920s, roads were only just replacing travel by sea. As this photograph shows, Matatā, two-thirds of the way from Tauranga to Whakatāne, now saw travellers arriving by car, where once they had come by ship.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Towns of the Rangitāiki Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 March 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015