NEW ZEALAND's FAR NORTH .....
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         AWANUI ... by  River & Boat
 

        In the Far North of New Zealand at the junctions
    of State Highway's 1 and 10 lies the little township of
    Awanui.The quiet ambience of the settlement disguises
    the fact that from the late 1800's the area was a hub
    of maritime commerce.  Established by the legendary
    Subritzky Family and followed by a history of Scows,
    Steamers and Launches. The long winding river twisted
    and turned along a 10 mile inland course, Awanui being
   the end of the navigable water way. Rich in early history
   the stories and tales of life revolve heavily around the
    River and the boats that worked the waterways, for
             indeed, the River ruled their lives.



 

 
   
 
 

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