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River & Harbour major influences

The Manukau Harbour has had a profound influence on Waiuku’s development, but it wasn’t always as we see today.

NZ Steel – local business force

There are few locals who don’t know of New Zealand Steel’s fully integrated mill at Glenbrook. It can be seen from many places far...

Waiuku – A place like no other

A LOVE STORY: One legend has it when Tamakae was summoned to meet a high ranking chieftainess he was first washed in the Wai...

Changing the face of local governance

By Bill Deed, local historian With any town comes the need for management and planning. It has been no different for Waiuku although there are...

Living History

EXPERIENCE STEAM ON THE GVR A journey on the former Waiuku railway branch line on vintage steam hauled trains is a must to do. The...

The Kentish an NZ Icon

The father of Waiuku’s colonial history is a man who emigrated from Kent in England in the first half of the 19th century. His...

Now and then and back again

Much like the winding river which runs through it – or near enough! – Tuakau has more than just a few twists in its...

Our Tuakau…Today and tomorrow

Tuakau is an awesome place to settle in. During the 24 years I have lived here, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to move

Remarkable History Told

When the new Ngai Tai E Rua Marae whare moe in Tuakau was formally dedicated in April this year it was as if the...

Back to the Future

In 2014, Rural Living profiled one of our region’s most interesting history buffs. While a few more years may have been added to Tuakau’s history...