Township on the Pōrewa Stream 38 km north-east of Bulls, founded in 1884. The railway arrived in 1887, and by 1896 the population was 546, larger than it would be a century later. Pastoral farming has always been important in the district, and the town has sculptures of sheep and a huntaway dog.

Meaning of place name
It is said to be named after the Member of Parliament George Hunter, who placed a survey peg on the site where the settlement was to grow

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