Norsewood is a small country town in the Manawatu region between Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North. It was founded by Norwegian immigrants.
Our trip was from Palmerston North over the Manawatu gorge and through small country towns, and Norsewood was one of them that was on the side of the road. So we went and had a look through the town. A small Norway settlement. Just up the road some miles away is another town called Dannevirke, founded by Danes from Denmark.
The thumbnail is a Norse Church
If you visit New Zealand and drive through in a rental car, Norsewood is worth a stop and look through on the way. There is a cafe there as well.