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We recently conducted a condition inspection of the paint work on the the massive Hāpuawhenua railway viaduct which is an impressive 284 metres long and 45 metres high.

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Sunday’s Anzac Day gathering in the Mangapurua Valley is a contender for New Zealand’s most remote commemoration. Wounded Gallipoli survivors were amongst the 71 returned WWI soldiers that from 1917 took up land in the Mangapurua soldier settlement scheme.

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Quarantine may be a hot topic, but it is not new. The heritage on Matiu/Somes island is an important reminder of pandemics past before it became a jewel in our pest free island network.

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