Mokoia

Mokoia
Mokoia
Mokoia is located in Taranaki Region
Mokoia
Coordinates: 39°37′34″S 174°22′7″E / 39.62611°S 174.36861°E / -39.62611; 174.36861
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District South Taranaki District

Mokoia is a small settlement in south Taranaki, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 10 kilometres to the east of Hawera and about 17 km northwest of Patea.[1][2]

History

The settlement was founded in 1867. Early settlers farmed sheep, cattle and horses. A flour mill was run by local Maori. A creamery was built in 1904 and expanded into a dairy factory in 1908. It expanded to include cheese-making in 1913, and again to produce casein in 1923. It closed in 1970.[3]

A meteorite exploded above Mokoia on 26 November 1908, showering the area with fragments. It made international headlines. One of the surviving fragments, recovered from the farm of Cecil Hawken is now held in the Puke Ariki heritage collection.[4] Mokoia was one of the areas where soldiers were given rehab farms after World War II.[5]

The Rimu A1 well struck oil on the coast near Mokoia in December 1999, and eight more wells for oil and natural gas were subsequently developed by Swift Petroleum.[3]

Education

Mokoia School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 17.[6] The first school in the area was built in 1904, but was replaced by the current school in the early 1940s.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 44. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 97. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ a b c Bruce, David (22 October 2002). "Mokoia: Where The Sky Fell Down". Taranaki Daily News. http://www.pukeariki.com/en/stories/businessAndIndustry/mokia.htm. 
  4. ^ Deadly Messenger From the Unknown publisher=Puke Ariki|date=2009 .
  5. ^ Bartle, Rhonda (15 December 2005). "A Rehab Farm at Mokoia". Puke Ariki. http://www.pukeariki.com/en/stories/farming/rehabfarm.htm. 
  6. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Mokoia School". Ministry of Education. http://www.tki.org.nz/e/schools/display_school_info.php?school_id=2201. 

Coordinates: 39°38′S 174°22′E / 39.633°S 174.367°E / -39.633; 174.367


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mokoia Island — Mokoia under stormy skies, seen from the south Mokoia Island is located in Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. It has an area of 1.35 square kilometres. The island is a rhyolite lava dome, rising to 180 metres above the lake surface. It erupted after… …   Wikipedia

  • Mokoia Downs Estate B&B — (Роторуа,Новая Зеландия) Категория отеля: 5 звездочный отель Адрес: 64, Moko …   Каталог отелей

  • Mokoia Island — Vorlage:Infobox Insel/Wartung/Höhe fehlt Mokoia Island Lake Rotorua mit Mokoai Island in der Mitte Gewässer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Île Mokoia — L île vue depuis la rive sud du lac, un jour pluvieux Image satellite de R …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Мокоиа — англ. Mokoia Island …   Википедия

  • Caldeira de Rotorua — Image satellite de la caldeira de Rotorua, la ville du même nom et l île Mokoia. Localisation Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lake Rotorua — Infobox lake lake name = Lake Rotorua image lake = Rotorua ALake.jpg caption lake = image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island coords = coord|38|05|S|176|16|E|type:waterbody… …   Wikipedia

  • List of islands of New Zealand — New Zealand consists of a large number of islands. The two main islands, which are much larger than the rest and where most of the population lives, are the North Island and the South Island. The latter is often a little ironically referred to as …   Wikipedia

  • Rotorua — Infobox Settlement name=Rotorua native name=Rotorua nui a Kahu (Maori) total type=Territorial mapsize=200px subdivision type=Country subdivision name=flag|New Zealand subdivision type1=Region subdivision name1=Bay of Plenty subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • List of towns in New Zealand — This is a list of towns in New Zealand. The term town has no current statutory meaning in New Zealand, the few Town Districts having been abolished in 1989 or earlier. No particular size minimum has been adopted. Many would be called villages in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”