Whangamōmona is a small township on the Forgotten World Highway (State Highway 43), North Island, New Zealand. It’s located 62 kilometres north-east of Stratford.
Frustrated with local councils, residents (126 as at 2018) declared it The Republic of Whangamōmona in 1989, and held their own presidential elections.
The famous Republic Day is held biennially in January, and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors. The iconic Whangamōmona Hotel provides ‘passports’ as well as meals and accommodation.
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