Story: Whanganui places

Mangamāhū, 1906

Mangamāhū, 1906

Mangamāhū, at the junction of the Mangamāhū and Whangaehu rivers, remains a remote settlement. In 2006 it was cut off for several weeks when flood waters destroyed a bridge on the only access road. A century earlier it was a youthful settlement, with the surrounding hillsides only recently cleared of forest.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - East of Whanganui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015