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Past Mystery Photos

This page will display all the Mystery Photos as we go with their correct answer. The first 2 photos were sent to us but since they are not local we had no where to slot them. They are both interesting and so we decided to add them in here for your viewing.



Mickey Cohen's Armored 1950 Cadillac. Found in the Len Southward Museum, Paraparaumu

Army Motorcycle


1942 Army Indian Motorcycle. This can be found in the Museum at Paraparaumu.

Photo 1


Found in the Wairoa Museum. Pictures of the Bola Disaster which hit 8th March 1988.

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This is a Horse Drawn Grader outside QRS. They came into use around the 1920's.

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Found on the corner of Carroll & Crarer Sts. Rev Henare Wepiha Te Wainohu. World War 1

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State Insurance. Built by Bank of Australasia 1911. Found beside the Museum.

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The beauty and lushness of Omana Valley in mid Winter. Nuhaka, north of Wairoa.

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This is a Rest Area with a great view, in Memorial Park at Mahia, 45 Minutes from Wairoa.

Photo 7


Moumoukai Peak Morere. A Fortress saving the local people from extermination.

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Nuhaka Railway Bridge. Weakened by the teredo worm, the bridge collapsed completely.

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This bend in the river is known as Spooners Point. Cnr. Marine Parade & Kopu Road.

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Remains an old Steam Engine that drove Piles for Wharf.Thought to be the Boiler.

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Mural found in the Salvation Army Shop. Christopher Vine. Made in Ceramics.

Photo 12


Mohaka Viaduct opened in 1937. Height 95 Metres, Highest in Southern Hemisphere

Photo 13

Waihua Beach

Found at Waihua Beach.The wooden structure is unknown but some sort of shelter.

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This sunrise was taken from Riverside Motor Camp, looking up stream to the bridge.

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Found at Nuhaka. Owned by Affco. Shunted Meat Wagons around Freezing Works.

Photo 16

Gentle Annie

This photo was taken from the top of Gentle Annie looking over Gisborne.

Photo 17

Memorial Gates

Memorial Gates in memory of Tom Davey. Found outside Show Grounds Ruataniwha Rd

Photo 18

Clyde Hotel

This is the top of the Clyde Hotel which is found along Marine Parade.

Photo 19

Theresa's Church

This is the top of St Theresa's Church which is along Ruataniwha Road.

Photo 20


Taken from the top of the Wharerata Hills between Wairoa and Gisborne, looking North.

Photo 21

Alexander Park

This photo is the Sewerage Control Building found in Alexander Park.

Photo 22

Alexander Park

Green gate leading to alleyway between Benders Craft Shop & One Planet Milky way

Photo 23

Mina Cafe

This was taken in the doorway of the Mina Cafe and Restaurant in Marine Parade.

Photo 24

Waikokopu Harbour

This photo was taken to the north of Opoutama around the 1930s of Waikokopu Harbour.

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You will find this Wind Vane on top of the Lighthouse in Marine Parade.

Photo 26

Wairoa River

Taken from Ngamotu Road, Ohuia, looking over the East end of the Wairoa River.

Photo 27

Pitihera Kopu

This Memorial is in Memory of Pitihera Kopu and is opposite the Library.

Photo 28


This can be found on the outside of the Library wall along from main Entrance.

Photo 29

Coin Save

This street number is above the shop Coin Save, Marine Parade & Locke Street.

Photo 30

Mayo Memorial

The Mayo Memorial is along Marine Parade, opposite Fish and Feathers.

Photo 31

Memorial Park

This photo of a walk bridge was taken at Memorial Park, Hunter Brown Street.

Photo 32

Tennis Stand

This is the public stand outside the Wairoa Tennis Club along Marine Parade.

Photo 33

River Front

This photo was taken along Kopu Road not far from the Wairoa Sailing Club.

Photo 34

Kids House

This is a photo of the fence along the side of Kids House, Marine Parade.

Photo 35

Under Bridge

This photo was taken under the Wairoa Bridge at the town end, not at the Art Gallery.

Photo 36


This photo can be found on the old Oslers building along Carroll St in North Clyde.

Photo 37

Cadet Grounds

This canon can be found beside the Cadet Headquarters in Carroll St in North Clyde.

Photo 38

Old Cadet Hall

This paint work is on the old Cadet Headquarters in Carroll Street, North Clyde.

Photo 39

Carters Fence

This piece of artwork is on the fence outside Carters, McDonald St. North Clyde.

Photo 40

Railway Station

This car park is outside the old Railway Platform along Ormond Road, North Clyde.

Photo 41

Milk Factory Building

This photo was taken on the side of the old Milk Factory along Mahia Avenue, North Clyde.

Photo 42

Vet Club

This can be found on the front of the Wairoa Vet Club, Freyberg St. North Clyde.

Photo 43

Tennis Club

This tractor can be found outside the Tennis Club clubrooms, East end of Marine Parade.

Photo 44

Community Centre

This clock can found in the community Centre, above the swimming Pool, Marine Parade.

Photo 45

Alan Pickering

This window can be found on the front of Mr Pickerings building, Marine Parade, West.

Photo 46

Little Theatre

This piece of Artwork can be found on the side of the Little Theatre in Black Street.

Photo 47

Carroll memorial

Sir James Carroll Memorial, situated behind AFFCO along the river bank.

Photo 48

Piggery Wharf

Part of the remains of the Wharf built for the piggery East of AFFCO Meat Company.

Photo 49

Puriri Tree

This is a Vitex or Puriri tree and can be found at the southern end of Kopu Road.

Photo 50


Taken at the Local Wairoa Airport, the fertiliser loading boom for the old DC3 topdressers.

Photo 51

Rail Bridge

Taken from Awamate Road. Road to Railway Bridge used during Bola by road traffic.

Photo 52

Napier Road

Taken from Awamate Road. The Sign is on State Highway 2 heading south to Napier.

Photo 53

Rest Rooms

This is the gable of the rest rooms in Queen Street along from Clyde Court.

Photo 54

County Club

This is one of the windows on the front of the County Club, Marine Parade East.

Photo 55

Old Hinds

This is the Old Hind Furniture's Building, Queen Street beside Wairoa Club carpark.

Photo 56

Queen Street Store

This is the Old Queen Street Store situated on the corner of Queen St & Delhi St.

Photo 57


The Climbing wall on kid's lighthouse in playground beside bridge, Marine Parade.

Photo 58

Waikokopu Wharf

This is the old Waikokopu Wharf at Opoutama with the rail track along the bank on the right.

Photo 59


This is a photo of the Helipad located at the rear of the Wairoa Hospital.

Photo 60


This photo was taken at the look out on top of the Whareratas half way to Gisborne.

Photo 61


This is a photo of the an old Mail Box found down by the Lighthouse, Marine Parade.

Photo 62

Dangerous Goods

This is the old Dangerous Goods Store behind the Wairoa Cadets, Carroll Street.

Photo 63

Spooner Point

This photo was taken at Spooners Point on the corner. East end of Marine Parade.

Photo 64


This strange building can be found along Burma Road, on the Mahia Peninsula.

Photo 65


This is on the bridge pole on the north side showing the water height during Bola.

Photo 66


Found in the Kohanga Reo Playground. Corner of Mclean Street & Kabul Street.

Photo 67


In front of the old laundry at the Wairoa Hospital, at the very west end, Kitchener Street.

Photo 68


Taken from Mr Haynes property, part of his lagoon at Waihua Beach, south of Wairoa.

Photo 69


This photo of a statue was taken in front of Tiaho School along Clyde Road.

Photo 70

Community Centre

This is the back of the Community Centre, pool at bottom, conference room at top.

Photo 71


This is on the side of the main entrance to the Wairoa Hospital in Kitchener Street.

Photo 72


The Scamperdown Bridge heading out of Frasertown coming towards Wairoa..

Photo 73


These windows can be found on the top of the Hinds building at the back of Queen Street.

Photo 74


This monument is on the Lookout at the top of the Whareratas enroute to Gisborne.

Photo 75


These trees full of Blossom, run along the side of the back entrance to the Wairoa Hospital.

Photo 76


This building is the old Buffalo Lodge in Sommerville Street, North Clyde.

Photo 77

Wairoa bridge

This is taken from the north side looking towards Wairoa, under the bridge.

Photo 78

Skate Boarding

This is the Skate Boarding Complex in Alexandra Park along Marine Parade West.

Photo 79


Basket Ball Hoop behind Complex in Alexandra Park along Marine Parade West.

Photo 80


This old vacant Grocery Shop is along Carroll Street opposite Brian Hill Limited.

Photo 81


On the back of the Elders Building in Queen Street, which was Wairoa Wine & Spirits.

Photo 82


This photo was taken underneath the Scamperdown Bridge out at Frasertown.

Photo 83


This slide and the climbing bars can be found in the McLean Street Playground.

Photo 84

Heron & Co

This photo is the awning above the doorway of Heron & Co, Marine Parade West.

Photo 85


This photo was taken on a pole outside Greenhouse, along Mahia Avenue..

Photo 86

Info Disk

This is an Area Information Disc located beside the bridge along Marine Parade.

Photo 87


This photo can be found along the top of Mayos Takeaways now called Funky Foods.

Photo 88


This holiday home can be found just past the Jon Dean turnoff on SH2 at Tahanui.

Photo 89

Ski Club

This is the Boat ramp found beside the Wairoa Water Ski Club West end of Marine Parade.

Photo 90


This Photo was a Poster we found on the front window of Retravision along Marine Parade.

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This is a photo of a seal that has made residence at Spooners Point, East end Marine Parade.

Photo 92


This is the picnic area beside Riverview Dairy, east end of Marine Parade.

Photo 93

Skiclub Speaker

This speaker can found on the front of the Wairoa Ski Club Marine Parade West.

Photo 94


The Army barge used to transport us all across the river after Cyclone Bola Stuck.

Photo 95


This Phone Booth is hanging on the side wall of Fish and Feathers, Marine Parade.

Photo 96


This is above the doorway leading into the TAB building along Marine Parade.

Photo 97


Outside the front of the Camping Ground Reception Office, west end Marine Parade.

Photo 98

Arts Centre

This Photo was taken beside the Arts Centre, Marine Parade West, beside the bridge.

Photo 99


This was taken in the Riverside Camping Ground, west end of Marine Parade.

Photo 100

Rowing Club

This sign was taken in front of the Rowing Club, west end of Marine Parade.

Photo 101

Arts Centre

This is the front door of The Arts Centre, west end of Marine Parade, beside the bridge.

Photo 102

Ski Club

This can be found above the door of the Wairoa Ski Club, Marine Parade West.

Photo 103


This is on the a small door beside the Wairoa Museum, Marine Parade Central.

Photo 104


This is around Tarrant Cotter's Building Queen Street and Locke Street Corner.

Photo 105

Te Tauhina

This photo is Te Rauhina Marae, Kihitu and was taken from the Wairoa River.

Photo 106


This informative sign can be found outside the Wairoa PHO, Cnr Locke St and Queen St.

Photo 107


This was a movie poster outside the Wairoa Gaiety Cinema and Theatre, Marine Parade.

Photo 108


This can be found outside the Wairoa Memorial Hall, Corner Locke Street and Queen Street.

Photo 109


This is a photo of the Wairoa Water Ski Club garage doors, Lockwood Point.

Photo 110


This is a photo of Age Cocern's door, Queen Street, opposite the Wairoa Star.

Photo 111


Wairoa Gaiety Cinema and Theatre, Marine Parade East, taken from the River.

Photo 112


This is an aerial photo of the top of AFFCO Wairoa Plant, Freyberg Street, North Clyde, Wairoa.

Photo 113


This is an aerial photo of the Wairoa River Mouth commonly known as the bar.

Photo 114


Our local Seal playing in the mist in front of the Yacht club along Kopu Road.

Photo 115

Rowing Club

This is an aerial view of The Wairoa Rowing Club Boat house, Marine Parade West.

Photo 116

Ferry Hotel

This is an aerial view of the Ferry Hotel at the Southern End of Carroll Street, North Clyde.

Photo 117

Info Centre

You will find this on the side of the Wairoa Information Centre building, Locke Street.

Photo 118

Gun Implacement

This Gun Implacement can be found at Whakamahi left up on the hill.

Photo 119


This paddock of yellow is at the end of McLean Street, along Fraser Street.

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This was taken at the Wairoa River Mouth looking across at a mass of seagulls on the bank.

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Community Centre

This basketball hoop is attached to the wall at the back of the Wairoa Community Centre.