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Township 13 km north-west of Feilding. Halcombe was established in 1876, and has thrived as a rural centre. The recently established Ngāti Manomano marae, Taumata-o-te-rā, is in the township, and the Tokorangi and Te Hīri marae are both near it. All three have links to Ngāti Raukawa.
Meaning of place name
After Arthur William Follett Halcombe who came to New Zealand in 1855 under the auspices of Sir William Fox, with whom he was connected by marriage. When the Manchester Block was founded he was appointed New Zealand agent and general manager for the Emigrants' & Colonists' Aid Corporation.