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Hawera

Hawera is a small town located on the southern end of Surf Highway 45–so named for its numerous surf beaches. The second-largest town in the Taranaki region, Hawera enjoys a rich, cultural history.

The name Hawera comes from the pre-European name ‘Te Hawera’, after a vengeance attack on a village south of the present day town. The village, totally destroyed by fire, left only blackened ruins, hence the name Te Hawera – ‘the burnt place’ or ‘breath of fire.’ The theme of fire has followed Hawera throughout its history, with a large blaze destroying five businesses in 1888 and a lot of the main street in 1912. more

After this, the decision was made to build a strong water tower that stands over Hawera as a landmark today.

Many of Hawera’s locals work for Fonterra’s Whareroa site which produces enough dairy ingredients to fill more than three Olympic-sized swimming pools each week.

One of Hawera’s Must Dos is Tawhiti Museum and Traders and Whalers. Voted New Zealand’s third best museum by TripAdvisor, the museum features thousands of life-size and miniature figures acting out scenes from New Zealand’s history. A highlight is Traders and Whalers, a boat ride where you float through Taranaki’s history.

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Sat 25th May 2019

A free Community Meal has been put on by a family, who is names 4 The Iwi, there will be a 2-course meal, hot and cold beverages. There is no need to book, its a turn up and be seated and your meal will be served. ...

Where: Hawera Presbyterian Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Argyle Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 6:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019

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