High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waingawa railway station is a station on the Wairarapa Line in the Wairarapa district of New Zealand's North Island. IT is located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the Waingawa River and is situated in a heavy industrial area. IT served passenger trains until 1992 and now only handles freight (private sidings and special consignments).THe first use of the name Waingawa in relation to rail facilities in the Wairarapa was when from 1895 a siding about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Kurupuni (Solway) became known as Waingawa. IT was a private siding that had for a long time been known as Donald's Siding, and was used by the Wellington Meat Export Company to load livestock for transport to their abattoir at Ngahauranga.