Monday, 11 March 2019

The Hokianga Herald


This is one place I enjoy driving through when we have the opportunity to do so. Kohukohu is one of those small towns in the Hokianga where it almost feels like you've stepped back in time when when the first settlers arrived in the 1800s.

The small building/shed on the left was originally called the "Herald Building" due to the Hokianga Herald and Hokianga Star newspapers were published from. There are plans to restore it into a community center.

The 2 story building to the right apparently was first built to be a bank, then was a dental surgery then a home bakery but is now being used as a art gallery.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday.

13 comments:

  1. The one thing that spoils that illusion of going back in time is the road, back in the day it would hav ebeen a dirt track running through the place

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  2. Post card NZ. Green ferns and old wooden houses. Lovely photo

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  3. I like the look of these buildings.

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  4. Sounds almost like it has been preserved more as a tourist attraction ...but however, I’m glad these charming old buildings have been saved along with the history,

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  5. I love the history of these small towns Amy and so happy the old buildings are still being used ✨

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  6. I'm sure I must have said it before but the first thing I do when you write a post like this is try and work out if I've been there and if so whether I blogged about it. It's great for reminiscing and reminding me of my wonderful life in New Zealand. With Kohukohu I knew that Pauline and I stayed there four days when we did our 'church safari' of the Hokianga. I didn't know that about those buildings though.

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  7. Great photo of a beautiful little historic village. Glad that it is still there and not just taken down to add something new!

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  8. Glad to hear they are going to make use of the buildings.

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  9. I hope they get to repurpose that old Herald building.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  10. The buildings have an interesting past that makes me want to visit them.

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  11. This reminds me so much a couple of little towns here in Arizona.

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