Te Pōhue, travellers’ stop - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Te Pōhue

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Te Pōhue in the Video tab.

Remote Te Pōhue, on the Napier–Taupō highway, was once on a Māori track cutting across the tribal boundaries of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa – two tribes that were in conflict for a period, then made peace. Around 1870 a coach road was cut through the dense forest, and a hotel was built at Te Pōhue for travellers.

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Inland of Hastings and Napier
Ngāti Kahungunu
Ngāti Tūwharetoa
William Colenso
Coaches and long-distance buses

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/ 

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