3 Sep 2015

Roadmap - Foxton

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 3 September 2015

Foxton – on State Highway One, 90ks north of Wellington, and about 30 ks south west of Palmerston North.

Foxton was once a major deep river port serving the burgeoning flax industry of the Manawatu. By the end of the 19th century, there were 50 flax mills running in and around Foxton, shipping flax to Australia and all over the world through the boom times of the late 1800s.

Jesse talks to locals Judy Sanson from the Windmill Trust; Jim who runs the horse tram; one of the organisers of the National Kite Surfing Champs, Glen; and Fred Paul, a Foxton man of many talents.

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