The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
The Whangaroa Post And Telegraph Office
The Whangaroa Post And Telegraph Office is situated 168 miles north of Auckland and six miles from Kaeo. The postmaster is also registrar of births, deaths, and marriages, agent for the New Zealand Government Life Insurance Department, and conducts money order and savings bank business. The telegraph office does a fair amount of transmitting work for the Kaeo, Totara and Sales stations with which it is connected by telephone, but the postmaster's residence attached is certainly not in keeping with the times.