Opononi is in the Far North District of New Zealand.
A summer-time holiday spot on the Hokianga inlet,
with beautiful pohutakawa trees lining the sandy shore.
'Opo the Friendly Dolphin' made 1Opononi famous in
the summer of 1955-56. 'Opo' played with the locals
and tourists, whom visited the area in their thousands
just to get a glimpse of this famous dolphin.
A statue in Opononi commemorates Opo's time there.