Story: Bay of Plenty places

Churches, Raukōkore

Movie footage from the early 1970s shows first the Catholic and then the Anglican churches at Raukōkore. A notable feature of the Catholic church, which opened in 1930, was the entrance, framed by a whale’s jawbone. This has since been removed to the Whakatāne Museum.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Ōpōtiki–Cape Runaway coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015