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A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Te Pōhue. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Remote Te Pōhue, on the Napier--Taupō highway, was once on a Māori track cutting across the tribal boundaries of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa -- two tribes that were in conflict for a period, then made peace. Around 1870 a coach road was cut through the dense forest, and a hotel was built at Te Pōhue for travellers.

Inland of Hastings and Napier,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/hawkes-bay-places/8

Ngāti Kahungunu,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-kahungunu

Ngāti Tūwharetoa,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-tuwharetoa

William Colenso,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c23

Coaches and long-distance buses,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/coaches-and-long-distance-buses

Moa,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/moa

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

Map showing Te Pōhue, Travellers Stop - Roadside Stories