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Rural settlement 20km north-west of Napier. The valley has many vineyards, wineries and orchards. The local church, designed by James Chapman-Taylor and dedicated in 1920, memorialises Percival Moore Beattie, a local man killed in the First World War. The Esk River, which is a popular fishing spot, has a history of flooding.
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Named after the Esk River, itself named after the river in Scotland.

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