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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 11 (February 1, 1936)



This series of explanations of Maori names of railway stations throughout New Zealand has elicited correspondence and inquiries from people in both Islands. It has been suggested that the scope of the discussion should be extended to include other places in the Dominion. That obviously would be rather too heavy an undertaking, for space is limited. However, in previous numbers of the Magazine, over a period of several years, a great many names have been discussed, and the beauty, euphony and poetic content of the country's place nomenclature have often made a text for “Tohunga.”

Here the meanings and origins of the North Island station names are continued, and will be concluded in next month's Magazine. In succeeding issues South Island names will be explained.