Articles of Interest
The story of the Rotoiti Timber Company from its establishment, (on the site of the Okawa Bay VR Lake Resort at Mourea), in the early 1920’s through to its demise in 1942. Click here to read.
(Article by Stanley Newton JP, QSM, from the West Rotoiti News - Christmas 1985)
Only 7 years old at the time, Aunty Meriha Epiha recalls when the Okawa Bay Timber Mill was in full swing, from the early 1920s to the late 1930s, when she and her girlfriends played there. Click here to read.
(A childhood memory by Raiatea Tahana Reece from the West Rotoiti News - Spring 1986).
A tale of a kauri barge built by Logan Brothers for use on Rotoiti which caught fire and burnt providing wood for the Te Puia Carving School and Master Carver Albert Te Pou who’s work can be seen at Rotorua Museum.Click here to read.
(As related by Michael and Hilma Gill - former residents of Okawa Bay.)