Road map: Kaeo

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:14 pm on 27 August 2015

Introducing a little Northland village tucked into a green valley at the top of a magnificent harbour.

Kaeo gets its name from a kind of freshwater mussel unique to nearby Whangaroa Harbour. Once an important early European settlement, Kaeo's population fell as timber was shipped out and farming started. Now it's a village of nearly 500 (495, to be exact) with three new people since the last census!

Jesse Mulligan talks with locals Bruce Mills, Patricia Tairua, Lindsay Murray, Geoff Stone and Olive Sheppard.