$3.00 'Tongaporutu, Taranaki' gummed stamp.
The Tongaporutu area, north of New Plymouth, is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. With a spectacular coastline consisting of ancient caves, sheer cliff faces and an iron-sand beach, Tongaporutu is a changing canvas that dates back to the 1300s when the waka, Tokomaru, came ashore. At high tide, the coast can be a treacherous place as waves crash into the cliffs; at low tide, historic rock carvings become visible in the ancient caves.
|Date of issue:||9 May 2007|
|Designer:||Stamps Business, Wellington|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand|
|Stamp Size:||25mm x 30mm|
5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1.00: 100 stamps
$2.50; $3.00: 50 stamps
|Perforation Gauge:||13.50 x 13.25|