Cosy Nook, Mullett Bay, Pahia, Southland -  New Zealand
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Geographically Pahia lies between the thick, forest-covered Longwood Range and the Tasman Sea with views of Te Waewae Bay, the Princess Mountains, and also Stewart Island,  Pahia Hill, and across to the Ruahine Hills and Mt Victoria
The weather on average is cool and windy. Pahia is exposed to the weather coming from across the sea, but also sees its share of fine weather

  Cosy Nook was private farmland when  it was acquired in 1904 
Cosy Nook, a unique bay full of history in the small rural locality of Pahia 
On Cosy Nook hillside there are views of Stewart Island and one of the South's best surfing spots (Porridge)
Slip down for a walk and you can get Paua (Abalone), Sea Urchins, (Kina),  Crayfish straight from the rocks, as well as great fishing
You may see Deer in the bush on Pahia hill above, seals on the rocks below enjoying the sun, shells, and all sorts beach combing

Not far from Cosy Nook was home to a substantial Maori village in the early years of European contact
Orepuki  and Monkey Island are only 5 minutes West on the Southern Scenic Route
Only 15 minutes drive East is the town of Riverton
Keep driving west on the Southern Scenic Route for 15 minutes and you will arrive at the Town of Tuatapere, gateway to Fiordland
Pahia is in coastal Southland, New Zealand, not to be confused with the North Island tourist resort of Paihia 

Surrounding areas include Ruahine, Wakapatu, Round Hill, Colac Bay and Orepuki 
The main road, Orepuki-Riverton Hwy (State Highway 99), runs through it

The Pahia primary school closed its doors in 1997, and Pahia is part of a historic trail with much history

The area today is made up of many farms, including sheep, dairy and deer

The Maori village served as an important contact point for European sealers and traders requiring potatoes and flax for the Australian market in the 1820s

The name 'Pahia' comes from the village Chief of the time, Pahi

Pahia once had a railway running through it, a cheese factory, forest industry and a small gold mining industry


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