Since December 2012, contractors have been working to upgrade The Rangiwahia Track, which includes the formation of a second alternate track to bypass the 2004 slip.

 

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And Then There Were None
Monday, 08 July 2013 21:32

Written by Mary Bielski

It has been a very sad time for our community of Rangiwahia. Our school, which has been at the heart of the community for 117 years, has finally come to an end. In 1891, the first school opened at Pemberton, (a few kms south of Rangiwahia village), but closed in 1896 when the new Rangiwahia School opened.  Other schools sprang up around the district, including Ruahine, Mangarimu, Karewarewa, Main South, Hinau and Bluff schools.

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The Ruahine Dress Circle Revived
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 13:28

Written by Mary Bielski

 

Tucked away on a side road off Ruahine Road in the northern Manawatu and about 5 minutes north of Rangiwahia is an amazing swimming and picnic spot. According to one of our older Rangiwahia residents, Ngaire Hancock, this area has been a popular spot for over 100 years. It had featured in AA magazines and was known all over New Zealand. Of course past and present residents are very familiar with this area. There are two swimming holes; one near a permanent waterfall, which flows from a side stream near the swimming hole and the other a little further downstream below a deeper, wider fall.

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