Not Midhurst? No, Midhirst in Taranaki..click for full size
Cliff shown above from New Zealand and donator of the photograph, writes:- - My wife's Aunt lives in Heyshott, near Midhurst, West Sussex, so I know Midhurst, UK fairly well. We saw this road sign when we visited Taranaki and I couldn't resist photographing it.
Midhirst - Midhurst ?
Midhirst is a small farming settlement situated on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located in the Taranaki region.
There seems to be 2 spellings of the town name.
The local Scouts movement calls itself...Midhirst Scouts, the Guides are called.... Midhurst Girl Guides.
A local cycling guide, describing a route to follow says..."We will follow this more direct route. Heading south on SH3 to Egmont Village, then on through the small farming villages of Tariki, Waipuku, Midhurst, to the larger township of Stratford". [SH indicates an A road].
An official map, shown left, states Midhurst.
A sign on a local Government office also states 'Midhurst area' yet the town sign [photo left] says Midhirst
......confusing. Anyone got any answers?
To make matters worse the dormant volcano, which dominates and names the area, is called Mt. Taranaki...wait for it...or Mt. Egmont.
see also Midhurst, NZ in 1908
Local Travel Information
The closest airport or airfield is Hawera Aerodrome which is sited 28.5km to the south. The nearest city is Palmerston North which is located 165km to the south east.
Midhurst is located 275km to the south of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and is 225km to the north of the capital city Wellington.
Nearby places include Egmont Village, Eltham, Inglewood, Kaponga, & Stratford.
Midhirst is approx.13 hours ahead of our time.