Welcome to Paraparaumu

The correct pronunciation is ‘Pah-ra-pah-ra-oo-moo’, meaning ‘scraps from an oven’, which is said to have originated when a Māori war party attacked the settlement and found only scraps of food remaining. It’s a bit of a mouthful to pronounce; locals usually just corrupt it into ‘Para-pa-ram’.

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