New Zealand facts & history in brief
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is a thriving servicing centre
for a rich farming area of the Wairarapa
with about 25 000 people, just over
100 km northeast of Wellington.
Masterton was surveyed and settled by
Wairarapa Small Farms Association,
led by Joseph Masters, in 1854
and named after him.
The Rimutaka Range obstructed easy
access into the Wairarapa and
prevented the development of the region.
A road over the Rimutakas was opened
at the end of the 1850s,
and a railway in 1880.
A railway tunnel, completed in 1955
made the arduous journey much easier.
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