New Zealand // Poverty Bay, Hawke’s Bay and the Wairarapa //

Southern Hawke’s Bay

South of Hastings, the main road (SH2) runs through the relentless sheep stations of Southern Hawke’s Bay, a region uncluttered by places of genuine interest. Small farming towns stand as fitting memorials to the pioneers who tamed the region, particularly Danes and Norwegians who stepped in when the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s discouraged immigration from Britain.

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