Gepost door: -paul | 1 februari 2016


Wairoa River
The day after we’d bought our wine we drove north around Hawke’s Bay to go to Gisborne, situated in Poverty Bay. We drove through beautiful but extremely remote countryside and for 90 kms did not pass through a single town or village before we reached Wairoa where we stopped for lunch. We parked near a tree which most conveniently grew at a good angle from the bank and provided the perfect launching place for children to leap into the river. It was a scene typical of our childhood and it gave us a great deal of pleasure to watch and hear these happy Maori children.


  1. Hi dear Kate, I love all the typical names like this one? Are these Maori names?

  2. It was the name Poverty Bay that caught my eye! There has to be a story there.

  3. Hi Marjon and Neil: Have not been at all diligent about checking for comments. Yes, Wairoa is a Maori name but I’ll have to do some homework on the matter of Poverty Bay. The southern end of the Bay is called Young Nick’s head. It was he who was in the Crow’s Nest of Endeavour when land hove into sight. A lovely if rather remote corner of NZ.

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