Ngawi (pronounced Nar wee) is a small fishing / holiday town within five kilometers of Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of New Zealand's North Island. The town is made up of mainly small wooden houses, which are often called baches.
Ngawi has one claim to fame - more bulldozers per head of population than anywhere else. The bulldozers are used to haul the fishing boats into and out of the water as there is no wharf or other access to the ocean other than the beach, which can be notoriously rough at times.
The location is also famous for a large population of fur seals and sea lions, and is popular not just with commercial fisherman but also with recreational fishermen. The best fish to catch are Paua (a type of abalone which is prized for its iridescent shell as well as the flesh), crayfish (also known as rock lobster), and cod. The place is popular with all type of fishermen including spear fishing. Near the town, situated on the foreshore, is one of the breeding grounds of Antarctic Fur Seals. This one of the largest seal colonies in the world.
Ngawi is also known for its "exposed" climate, relating to the intense and prolonged wind and the fact that there are almost no trees on this isolated coast. A number of ships that have become victim to this notorious coast. However, the weather can also become extremely hot in summer.
Description courtesy of Wikipedia.