Golden Bay: One Hundred Years of Local Government by J. N. W. Newport

Covering more than just local government, this book tells the story of the development of Golden Bay/Mōhua, the road over the Tākaka Hill and the growth of industry from 1876 to 1976.

This book covers the activities of local government in the area and how new legislation made it possible to develop and fund local infrastructure such as tramways, wharves, bridges and roadways. This infrastructure was to end the isolation of the area and open Golden Bay up to industry and the exportation of iron, wood, and flax.