Waikanae Town Centre

Before the Waikanae Hotel was turned into a parking lot.  Just to the northwest of it is the Whakarongotai Marae.

What will councilors decide to name the old SH1?  A lot of names were submitted by the public, over 700 we’re told.  One was the “Jenny Rowan Highway” (we wonder who would want that? 🙂 ) Among the more creative suggestions was “Te Rauparaha’s Back Passage”…