Community View

420 Manawaru Road Manawaru

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The opening of the old dairy factory as a purpose built community facility and cafe has been delayed due to COVID-19.  But we are still wanting to celebrate the great work going on at this very special place.

The Dairy Factory is now a fully restored community facility, supporting a strong, and vibrant community with a strong sense of community care and concern.

Our maunga is Mount Te Aroha, the mountain of love, our hills are the Kaimai (“ food for us” ) which is the ever-changing vista as a backdrop to our pasture lands, food production and local education in all its forms. Our awa is the Waihou river delivering “ new water” every day through our region, some of it from the mighty Wairere falls a little further south. Our whenua is the Piako, once a swampy “hollow” laden with harakeke (flax), but now a wonderful place to live, or pass through on a journey of discoveries.

He manawa mō Manawarū - (A Heart for Manawaru)

Manawa rū  (means a shaking heart) “fidgety, anxious, enraptured, or delighted” - We wish any anxious hearts to leave our village delighted with a sample of rural hospitality and delighted in what we have to offer.