Story: King Country places

Population sign, Āria, 2011

Population sign, Āria, 2011

After the Second World War the population of the farming settlement of Āria dropped and small businesses and services closed. A resident has commented humorously on this change by erecting a population sign. It is aptly placed in front of an old chimney stack, the only remnant of a house which once graced this site.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Piopio to Mōkau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015