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February 2, 2020

“The noise and clouds of dust rising from the cliffs was apocalyptic. His father held onto him as they swayed drunkenly as if on a boat. Trees came crashing down in the plantation behind the houses. But the most vivid memory Dad had ... was watching spellbound as the s...

January 16, 2020

Her fossil finds are held in the palaeontology collection of GNS Science, with some on loan to Te Papa. A spokesman at GNS said her scientific endeavours spanned arduous field work, painstaking fossil preparation, taxonomic description and palaeontological interpretati...

November 7, 2019

Derek van Asch was a local legend; a do it yourself, number 8 wire inventor, founding member of the Haumoana fire brigade, pioneering pea cropper for Jim Wattie, keen photographer and film maker. Derek once owned 100 acres of land from the massive old gum tree at the...

June 20, 2019

His passion for Morris Minors, initially handed down from family members, turned into a classic collection of British cars that soon outgrew its original Te Awanga showroom to overfill an old kiwifruit packhouse in East Rd, Haumoana.

June 13, 2019

“If you want to do something for your community or neighbourhood, then keep yourself well-informed and have your two cents' worth,” Joan Scott, on retiring from the Haumoana Residents and Ratepayers Association.

December 21, 2017

Albert Bradshaw decided to move from Whakatu to Haumoana in the late 1920s after their doctor advised it would be best for the health of his Daisy who had developed asthma. Albert had come to New Zealand from Staffordshire, England in 1911, called in at Napier on the...

November 3, 2017

The earthquake, air raid practice, nit inspection, picnics, blackberry burglars, fires, the ‘murder house’, six of the best  and an ever expanding school…