Paringa-Haast section of Highway 6 - South Island, New Zealand
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S 43° 42.930 E 169° 13.519
59G E 357037 N 5158194
Quick Description: An obelisque and a plaque commemorating the inauguration of the Paringa-Haast section of Highway 6 is located at the Knights Point lookout on South Island Highway 6.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/26/2015 6:00:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9QP
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Long Description:
The inscription on the plaque reads: "This plaque was unveiled by the Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Keith Holyoake C.H. on 6th November 1965 to commemorate the official opening of the Paringa-Haast section of this highway thereby linking Westland with Otago via Haast Pass."

"Knights Point is just south of Lake Moeraki on the West Coast of New Zealand. It is famous as the meeting point for road crews working both north and south along the coast. This new road would link up the east and west coasts of New Zealand via both the Haast Pass to the south and Ross to the north, where the road previously terminated. There is a display giving some information about the natural history of the coastline. An obelisk at the site commemorates the achievement." (visit link)

"Keith Jacka Holyoake (1904-1983) was a New Zealand prime minister and leader of the National Party who subsequently became his country's governor general. An astute politician, he led his party to four successive electoral victories and presided over material prosperity and rising social expectations from 1960 to 1972." (visit link)
What was opened/inaugurated?: Paringa-Haast section of Highway 6

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Hon. Keith Holyoake

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 6th November 1965

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