WAIKAIA: Archive

Pos S  45 43.005'
E 168 50.929'
To find Waikaia you mst stsrt at Gore in Southland and drive west to Riverlands and then turn right to make your way up the approaching valley snd eventually to a small town prettily nested withing the round-shouldered ranges.

I remember exploring the tops many years ago because there is an unusual snail that lived there in the snowgrass and may well still do so.

In the context of cemeteries you will find the local one a little further up the road from the turnoff to the township, and up on a domed hill that overlooks the rest of the valley. A very pretty place indeed...

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and all the older records listed are being steadily being copied over. In this case we did not have a page for Mangapai before now so you will have to go directly to MOP. The MOP database has a lot more than just cemetery records and is worth checking out here where you can log in as Guest password guest.

To find a person enter the surname in the target box and presss ENTER. This will list every case of that surname across all cemeteries. To list all persons in a particular cemetery enter the name of the cemetery and change the pull-down option immediately to the left from LAST NAME to CEMETERY then ENTER.

Collected and collated by Alan Wagener


Sample of MOP search screen