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Thursday 28 May - 9:59 pm NZT
Updated at 10:18 am on 12 January 2012
The 1982 closure of the Patea freezing works could have spelled the death of the town. But salvation came from the lively song Poi e, which became a 1984 hit single for the local Patea Maori Club.
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