On the shores of the Tasman Sea. Breathe it in!
Welcome to Taitoko
Levin is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand, and is the largest town in the Horowhenua district. It is on State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk railway, 90 kilometres north of New Zealand's capital Wellington, 50 kilometres south of Palmerston North, and two kilometres to the east of Lake Horowhenua.
The town was named after William Hort Levin, a director of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company and probably part time disc golfer (is anyone reading this? - ed). The name is a variation of the Jewish clan Levi. It is a shibboleth – unlike the usual pronunciation of the surname, stress is placed on the second syllable of the word. The name thus rhymes with the word 'begin'. The town's Maori name is Taitoko.
The Levin Disc Golfers are some of the most dedicated in the country and for the last couple of years have had many players trooping all over the country competing on the National Tour. They once had a wonderful coastal course that got a work out 4 or 5 times a week but that has been lost to housing developments.
The Levin crew are now regulars on the fully basketted el Rancho course in close-by Waikanae. We'll have more details up on how to get a round in but meanwhile visit elrancho.co.nz
Another place you won't regret a visit.
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