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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