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.


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