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Small town north of Dannevirke. Like Dannevirke, the town was founded by Scandinavian immigrants. A museum complex dominates the main street and some local businesses have a Scandinavian theme. Norsewood was known for the Norsewear apparel factory, which opened in 1969.
Meaning of place name
A Scandinavian settlement, most of the settlers coming to New Zealand from Norway in 1872 in the Hovding. The name of Norsewood was given probably at the suggestion of the Swedish-born immigration agent Bror Erik Friberg.

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