Topic: Huatoki/Tupari Reserve Saw Pits

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These saw pits are reminders of New Plymouth's early timber industry

Huatoki Saw Pit 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

These saw pits were probably constructed sometime in the late Nineteenth or early Twentieth Centuries to provide timber for New Plymouth and surrounding farms. 

Unlike the Ratapihipihi saw pits, those at the Huatoki are located away from tracks, primarily on the flat, high ground near the Western edge of the reserve. 

Saw pits generally only survive under areas of intact native bush on relatively flat ground, and are now uncommon in the New Plymouth area as most of the original bush cover has now been cleared and converted to either farms or housing.

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Huatoki/Tupari Reserve Saw Pits


City:New Plymouth