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March 28, 2019

It was a harsh and difficult section of land to farm with several changes over the next two decades as different parties either leased or owned it. Sam Charlton farmed the area from 1910 and built the homestead known as Tiromoana (Sea view); the entrance road is named...

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...

October 8, 2017

Fred Butcher and his wife Mabel (nee Sommerville) were told by Dr Reeves in Havelock North that because of the weakness in their infant son Jack’s lungs, they should move to Haumoana if they wanted him to survive into adulthood.

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