During Winter last year after we came out of our national lockdown before I started working I visited the nearby town of Okaihau. A tiny settlement, the name of "Okaihau" means "place of feast of the winds" and at the time of the 2018 census the population was 1,236 people.
This memorial in front of the rugby club commemorates the first settlers to the area who arrived in 1868 from Canada. A news article I found from the Northland Age newspaper dated October 1931 recalls the events that happened back then:
A photo of Charles Michie who died in 1952.
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