Piopio is a small community/town on State Highway 3, which is the highway from the Hamilton to New Plymouth. On this road we (the authors) went as far north as Urenui, and for the record as far west as Piopio.
From a Wikipedia perspective Piopio is yet to file a historic record.
We have on an informal authority the Piopio lf Golf track is test of endurance and skill. We can also advise the township is a cohesive and nicely integrated services and commercial offer.
If traveling to New Plymouth via this route Piopio deserves a stopover.