On the way back from Dannevirke last week I passed through Tikotino. On the State Highway you could easily miss it - there is a signpost and a hotel/café which I had never seen open until last week. As I had plenty of time and it was a lovely day I decided to turn into the village and see what was there. The first thing that I foundwas the War Memorial Hall. For such a small place (it's so small I can't even find any statistics showing its population) the Memorial Hall was impressive. It also had excellent always-open toilets. It's the only place on SH 2 between Napier and Dannevirke so that's a useful thing to know so I've logged that away into the memory banks.
In searching for information on Tikokino I discovered that it had a namesake in Poland. I learn something every day.