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November 15, 2019

Our president Gavin, has been busy making a backing and erecting our new sign in the carpark at the bottom of the road over to the Mangapurua Valley. The backing board and frame has been very well done and compliments our sign greatly. This has been positioned so that...

November 11, 2019

held on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 11am at Angel Louise Seddon street Raetihi

Meeting opened at 11am by Chairman Gavin Brown

Present: ...

September 9, 2019

The story about the Mangapurua and Kaiwhakauku Valleys is not only about human endeavour and suffering, but also incompetence and lack of responsibility by the authorities involved. This is not only evident in this particular story but also in many instances elsewhere...

September 9, 2019

This article that appeared in the Ruapehu Bulletin on the 19th June is a bit dated but still relevant. It is an indication of the community support for our activities. The full text is reproduced below to make it easier to read.

Friends of the Mangapurua are gearing up...

September 9, 2019

The "Bridge to Nowhere' in the Mangapurua Valley is not the only bridge in the world so named. There is another bridge in California that was built around the same time as the New Zealand one and interestingly has very much the same design. Our one though is in much ni...

September 8, 2019

In the process of looking through some Youtube videos about the Mangapurua Valley including the 'Bridge to Nowhere', I came across a well filmed video published in February 2018 that had some very good drone footage and I thought would be good to share in a blog post.

September 8, 2019

Our Charity Auction is to be held on Sunday 22nd September 2019 in the produce shed at the Waimarino Showgrounds on Parapara Road in Raetihi.

If any members have goods to donate could these please be got to Chris Bright or Phil Parkes ASAP, or phone them with arrangemen...

May 26, 2019

This 1985 film we have been given permission to share is about a river, a beautiful unmodified river seen by some as a potential source of hydro-electric power, by others as an irreplaceable piece of wild New Zealand.

Through native bush, farmland and remote gorges, the...

May 26, 2019

We held the AGM of our society at the Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club on Saturday 25th May with a good muster of members present. Our president for the past year tended his resignation owing to the distance he lives from Raetihi and the difficulties involved such as holding...

September 5, 2018

On Saturday afternoon the 22nd September at the Raetihi Cosmopolitan Club at 1pm, we had another successful public meeting of the Friends of the Mangapurua Society.

We have developed some new plans and activities for the society and after outlining some of them, we...

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