Maheno is known for its historic flour mill, Clark’s Mill, and another Heritage New Zealand site, Totara Estate. Clark’s Mill was once part of the wider Totara Estate and gives a realistic glimpse into what life would have been like
for farm workers during the 1800’s.
The original buildings have been restored to tell the stories of where the world’s meat exports began and is a fascinating example of
classic number 8 wire thinking*.
* “Number 8 wire thinking” is an expression used in New Zealand to explain how New Zealanders make do with the resources they have to make what they need. Number 8 wire is commonly used in farming around New Zealand and industrious farmers find many uses for this simple product.