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The Gisborne Photo News




The Station, which stood at Matawhero on the main line south to Napier for more than 50 years, was designed & set out with stockyards & a loading bank to service the busy Matawhero Sale Yards. The station, which was opened for traffic in 1942, was unused & falling into disrepair until the Museum of Science & Technology saw a new life for it, prompting Secretary David Brew to write letters to the concerned parties. This resulted in the purchase and moving of the station to a new site beside the Moutohura Line at Makaraka inside the grounds of the museum where it will be restored and used as a station & museum.


The Station on C R Taylor's rig was towed across the lines, on its way to the Museum of Science & Technology. The Tairawhiti Polytechnic Carpentary Pre Trade Programme (under the tutorship of Phil Gaukrodger & Dean Thomas) prepared the building for Its big move.


David Brew.


The students from rear left are: Stuart Buske, Jessie Clarke, Jodie Curtis, Glen Hingston, Albert Grace & Paul Smith. Front Graeme Lapsley, Shane Wallace, Poi Henare & Lincoln Wallace.