This year, on July 31st we bid farewell to Arahura after more than 30 years of sterling service. Haere Ra Arahura.
Arahura is a Māori word meaning "pathway to dawn". The Arahura River on the South Island's West Coast is the country's main source of New Zealand jade (also known as New Zealand greenstone or pounamu). So precious was greenstone to Maori that they called the South Island "Te Wai Pounamu" - the place of the greenstone.