along the beautiful Wairoa river, the small town of Wairoa is
an undiscovered jewel. The Wairoa Maori & Indigenosu Film
Festival 2008 is planned to be held at The Gaiety Theatre and
at Taihoa Marae, both located in the Wairoa township.
esteemed Taihoa Marae will be the venue for the Official
Festival Powhiri (Welcome), Community Screenings, and Wananga
Gaiety Theatre is located on Marine Parade, and has a
vast auditorium, with seating for 220 people.
township of Wairoa is one hour by car from Gisborne and an hour
and a half from Napier and Hastings. There is a small airport
in Wairoa, but it has no regular flight service.
flights from Auckland and Wellington go to Gisborne and Napier
airports, with rental car services available at both locations.
flight bookings to Gisborne, check out the Air New Zealand website:
road from Gisborne is less difficult and skirts the Wairoa coastline
between Nuhaka and Wairoa township. The road from Napier is
more difficult, but includes a scenic journey past Lake Tutira
and through the Mohaka gorge.
City Coach Services run a daily service to Wairoa from Napier
and Gisborne, with convenient connections across the North Island
to Auckland and Wellington.
out the Inter City website:
afield, there are accommodations at Morere Hot Springs and Mahia
Beach, both approx. 1/2 hour from Wairoa: