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Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 28, September 1984

A decision by the Post Office authorities not to rebuild the P.O. when it was swept down the Ohinemuri River in the 1981 flood was not taken kindly by the residents. However, residents supported the establishment of a new post office and donated money, materials and labour towards the project. A new site was selected and the new Post Office was officially opened the following year. A senior citizen Mrs. Ruby Olney, who came to the district in 1901 aged 7 years, cut the ribbon and Mrs. Doris Campbell broke a bottle of champagne on a verandah post to mark the occasion.