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In 1989, the village half way along the Forgotten World Highway was reallocated to another district against the will of the residents. They protested against this act by declaring themselves the Republic of Whangamomona. However, this step was rather considered a gag as one out of the first four presidents was a goat and one was a dog. Surprisingly, the remaining two presidents were humans. The Republic Day celebrated every two years is a popular tourist attraction.

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Thursday 19 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | North Island (1342 visits)