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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 2 (May 2, 1938.)

An Educated Stream

An Educated Stream.

The Waiwetu Stream, which meanders through Woburn and Moera on the way to the Hutt River, is being educated. Of course there are plenty of streams in New Zealand which should be left in their natural wildness, but the Waiwetu is not one of them. This was a page break kind of “bad boy of the family” that straggled about swampily, a dreary, dingy wanderer losing its way among dank weeds, where mosquitoes and other pests raised their big families. Therefore, the hand of training man stretched out to the Waiwetu, and made it mend its manners, so that now a part of it can claim kinship with the Avon of Christchurch—on a small scale, of course, but it is a good scale.