moved further upriver as port project gathers pace
The memorial stone for John “Jock” McGregor has been moved to accommodate developments at Te Pūwaha - the city’s port redevelopment.
McGregor was Whanganui’s first European settler.
His descendants gathered in town this week to commemorate his life and watch the stone be moved further up the Whanganui River - under the watchful eye of Cashmore Contracting.
Kahurangi Simon, a member of hapū representative group Te Mata Pūau, told guests that McGregor worked alongside Chief Te Peehi Tūroa, whose descendent Hayden Tūroa was now leading the Te Pūwaha project.
Link to article: Memorial stone for Whanganui pioneer Jock McGregor moved further upriver as port project gathers pace - NZ Herald