Story: Whanganui places

Waiōuru military camp, 1940s

Waiōuru military camp, 1940s

Waiōuru – on State Highway 1, just south-east of Mt Ruapehu – was established as an army base in 1940. Its remoteness made it suitable for large-scale military exercises – especially during the Second World War.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Waimarino', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015