Site visit to Tapui Pa, Gisborne in partnership with Rongowhakaata, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Historic Places Tairawhiti. An opportunity to learn about the history of the pa, its importance in the landscape and wider community and our partnerships with local iwi.
Tapui Pa consists of an extensive series of ditches and banks in mirror images of each other on the bends of the Te Arai River. The Pa was built by Kaipoho of Rongowhakaata and is dated around 1650. The trip is organised by Historic Places Tairawhiti and will be led by Stan Pardoe, (Rongowhakaata), and Pam Bain, Heritage New Zealand. It will provide an opportunity for people to hear the Rongowhakaata history of the area and the site and learn about the archaeological features.
Travel: This is an all inclusive bus tour leaving at 11am from Gisbourne. Cost $35 for Historic Places Tairawhiti members, and $45 for non-members. Commentary on the bus by Stan Pardoe of Rongowhakaata. It is preferred that people come on the bus for the whole package which includes lunch. Limited to 49 persons.
Contact Sheridan Gundry for bookings on 06 868 5805 or 027 4782 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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