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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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2019 Around the Mountain Organ Recital Series

From: Wed 24th Jul 2019

The Music Innovation Trust of Taranaki is pleased to present the 2019 “Around the Mountain” Organ Recital Series, with organ recitals on the 1916 Alfred Brake pipe organ at the Wesley Methodist Church in Hāwera and ...

Where: Wesley Methodist Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 45 Regent St, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 11:15am on Wednesday 24th July 2019
To: 12:15pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019

Shona's Shout - Community Meal

Sat 27th Jul 2019

We have been well endowed by the wonderful support in the community. This meal is going to be a tasty menu, with Shona bosson providing the food and cooking, thank you so much Shona for donating and giving time out ...

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

From: 6:00pm on Saturday 27th July 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 27th July 2019

Still Life with Chickens

Thu 22nd Aug 2019

Some friendships are just clucking surprising! When Mama, an ageing Samoan woman, discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie plot, her first instinct is to reach for the spade – and the pot. But ...

Where: Hawera Memorial Theatre, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 70 Albion Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 7:00pm on Thursday 22nd August 2019
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 22nd August 2019

Food Lovers Masterclass - With Kate Meads

Fri 30th Aug 2019

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food. At this educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can ...

Where: The TSB Hub, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Camberwell Road, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 6:30pm on Friday 30th August 2019
To: 8:30pm on Friday 30th August 2019

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads

Sat 31st Aug 2019

Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around! What else? You will receive a free pack full ...

Where: The TSB Hub, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Camberwell Road, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 10:00am on Saturday 31st August 2019
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 31st August 2019

4 The Iwi - Christmas Dinner Fundraiser

Wed 6th Nov 2019

The focus for this fundraiser is so that we can hold a free Pre - Christmas Lunch on December 7th so we can place a huge meal along with Christmas presents for the attending children. Our aim to to fund-raise as much as ...

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

From: 5:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019

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