Around Hikurangi

Hikurangi began as a timber milling town in the 1860’s. European settlers lived among the dense bush of rimu, totara and other mature trees.  When a road was constructed to Whangarei in 1874,  a sawmill was established and timber was able to be taken to Whangarei for further transportation.

Coal was discovered in 1863 while men were digging for gum.

"Bringing the Hikurangi Community Together"

 

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