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Real Rangiora

Rangiora is a joy to visit because it has real shops – such a change from soulless malls.

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Many of them are in refurbished old buildings.

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Part of the library is the old Council chambers, and it has a magnificent ceiling.

Library ceiling

Library ceiling

Local homes are a mixture of very new and attractively old.

Oakleigh

Oakleigh

Oakleigh was once the home of Major-General Sir Howard Kippenberger who was Editor-in-chief¬† of New Zealand’s War Histories.

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One appeal of travelling north to Rangiora is that you get to see lambs, although these ones were nearly full grown.

It’s easy to understand why so many people chose to move to Rangiora after the earthquakes.¬† It’s a very attractive town.

“I can see why this town would be
a most attractive place to flee.”

 

 

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