Ko Ōtaki te Awa – Ōtaki is the River

This exhibition features a range of stories about the river and its relationship with the local community. It starts with an overview of the tangata whenua - the people of the land. Then it shows some of the early European settlers, explorers and surveyors, plant hazards, geology, the river catchment, crossing the river and flooding. There is also a  display of the work of the Friends of the River. 

Photo: Rail bridge and ford, built 1886. Courtesy Otaki Historical Society