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Pūhoi, up the Boohai - Roadside Stories

Pūhoi, up the Boohai - Roadside Stories



A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Pūhoi. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Founded by immigrants from Bohemia in Europe, the settlement of Pūhoi was originally extremely isolated – leading to the phrase ‘up the boohai’ (a corruption of the town’s name), meaning ‘in the back of beyond’. Today the historic town is popular with visitors, and is known for its cheese production.


Pūhoi pub,

Germans: early settlements,

The Pūhoi settlement,

Martin Krippner,

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number Spectrum 192).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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