New Entrance Into Kaitaia Revealed

March 8, 2023, 11:47 a.m.

The new monument at the northern entrance to Kaitaia has been unveiled as an effort to enhance the town of Kaitaia as part of the community lead kaupapa, Te Hiku Open Spaces Revitalisation Project. Haami Piripi (Te Rarawa) lead the karakia to unveil the taonga that represents the seven iwi and communities in the Kaitaia area, including Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa as the five main iwi of Muriwhenua. The monument also represents the Pākeha and Tarara communities which had a vital part in the founding of the township. Haami Piripi shares more in this interview.


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