- Around 1890 Mr. Cartwright Brown decided to start with the economic use of the area around Cape Runaway
- In the following years other pioneers followed who laid the foundation for further farms
- Establishing a livelihood in this area was a very tough undertaking because of the great remoteness
- In 2012 the farms Waikura, Pakira, Rewetu and Mohau were consolidated under new ownership. Later Te Kumi and Waitangirua were added.