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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


St Mary’s birthday

St Mary’s birthday

From Birdtalk June July 2019

St Mary’s turns 89 this August! We can’t believe almost a year has passed since we became custodians of this beautiful building. What a pleasure it is to share this special place with locals and visitors alike.

The feedback has been so positive. The appreciation felt by all for the restoration and maintenance of this local icon has made all the hard work so worthwhile.

We are hosting a wide range of guests: from overseas visitors to local wedding groups looking for somewhere handy to prepare for their Big Day, to the newly-weds seeking a quiet haven, and travellers looking for somewhere a bit novel to break up their trip. We recently hosted a lovely lady who had taken her first communion at St Mary’s in 1930 – that was special! Everyone is loving it and giving fantastic reviews, telling their friends and family and even re-booking. If April is any indication, it looks like a busy time ahead!

We are holding an Open Day on June 30th, between 11am and 3pm. Please come and share any memories/photos etc you may have. Feel free to pass on the news to anyone you know who has moved away and would enjoy a look.

Please ph Jo on 0275 109 577 with any queries.