Motu’s Memento of a Mighty Rail Vision

March 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Moutohora bridge is a truss design, with the supporting framework forming two giant crosses on each side. It’s the most striking remnant of a distant vision to link Gisborne and Auckland by railway line. This November, it’s 100 years since a Poverty Bay Herald journalist wrote about the opening of a new section of [...]

  • The river runs through steep mountains clothed in native bush

Ghosts of the Mystic River

August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Sister Susanne Aubert was so revered by Māori on the Whanganui River that they called her, ‘Meri Hohepa’ – wahine tino whakapono, a very holy lady. With her Sisters of Compassion, Aubert cared for orphaned and abandoned babies and children during the 1890s at the Jerusalem convent. One baby was dispatched anonymously in a basket [...]