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From the mountains that give the village its name and provided the rich soils and rock walls, to the infrastructure and buildings that have shaped our community, we have collected a snapshot of some of the vibrant history our district has to offer.

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Early European Settlers

The stories of our earliest European settlers and the developments that came over the next 100 years that shaped our community have been captured in several books, including ‘True Tales of Mountains and Memories’ by Mac Stevenson and an earlier book ‘Maungatapere : a history and reminiscence’ by K M Stevens.

Both books can be found in Whangārei Library.

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