5 Sep 2013

Your Place - Kohukohu

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:22 pm on 5 September 2013

We're heading up to Kohukohu on the spectacular Hokianga Harbour. Known to locals as 'Koke', this historic village is on the north side of the harbour. According to Te Tai Tokerau legend, Kupe visited Kohukohu in 925 AD and named it then. It was also one of our first European settlements. These days it has a steady population of about 150, with a further 350 living in the surrounding area. It's a town with a strong community, a school, cafés, a library, a volunteer fire service, a historic bridge, and two churches and three Marae locally.