The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Tinui is a small settlement in the Wairarapa North County, and is ninety-five miles from Wellington and about twenty-five miles from Masterton. A coach leaves Masterton for Tinui on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 9 a.m., and carries mails and passengers. There is a post and telegraph office in the village. The education of the rising generation is provided for by a public school, at which the average attendance is about thirty. The settlers are chiefly engaged in pastoral and agricultural pursuits. Mails for Tinui close at Wellington on Mondays and Thursdays at 2.50 p.m., arriving at Tinui on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1.45 p.m.; and close at Tinui on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8.30 a.m., arriving at Wellington on the same days at 7.50 p.m.