With renewed interest in the stories relating to Nga Ra o Kupe by the Department of Conservation, it is timely to feature this blog post by James Heremaia originally published in April 2017.
It's about about a visit to Nga Ra o Kupe and the Putangirua Pinnacles, along with the lighthouse and bulldozers at Ngawi.
Nga Ra o Kupe
"The quaint little fishing village of Ngawi appeared in the distance as I came around a bend, nestled at the base of treeless hills with a sweeping bay of blue green water in front. The winds here are notorious, strong and prolonged but the upside is very hot summers. Ngawi is famous for another reason. There are more tractors and bulldozers per head of population here than anywhere else in New Zealand"