Topic: Water Drive - Aotuhia

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Water Drive - Aotuhia

"Water Drives" are usually found in the mudstone (papa) country of inland Taranaki.

They are short tunnels under roads which re-route streams and allowed the old watercourse to be filled and therefore do away with the need for bridges  and culverts.

This 'drive', one of a number in the area, diverts an un-named tributary of the Taumata Stream under the Mangaehu Road, Aotuhia


 Further reading: All for Naught: The Whangamomona Road, Aotuhia, Okara Valley, Morris, Derek, [2003]

(Typescript - Taranaki Research Centre,Puke Ariki )

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