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Formerly Kororareka Meaning 'Hell Hole Of The Pacific'

In Russell you will encounter a charmingly preserved historical village formerly known as Kororareka or less charmingly " hell hole of the Pacific". Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and one of the first European settlements.  

The towns original street plan and names from 1843 are still intact and feature some of New Zealand's oldest and most historic buildings.  

Visit Russell and learn more about its vivacious history!
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