Heritage Sites

Heritage Listing

The Ngāti Hikairo proposal to enter  Mātakitaki, Mātakitaki Road, Pirongia (List no.9812) on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (‘the List’) has been accepted by the  Māori Heritage Council of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Tangata. Mātakitaki covers three sections, Mātakitaki to the north-west, Taura-Kohia, and Puketutu to the east. It has been deemed to have sufficient significance to be entered onto the List as a Wāhi Tapu Area. Mātakitaki pā was the traditional capital centre of Ngāti Hikairo –  built on a narrow strip of land at the junction of the Waipā River and the Mangapiko Stream.

The List entry will take effect on Monday 22 July 2019.

Attached is a final report for your information.

Other siginificant Sites

Below are links to selected Pouhere Tangata reports relating to sites of significance to Ngāti Hikairo:

Rangiahua  Whatiwhatihoe  Motutara  Te Papa o Karewa  Matakitaki  Tauranga-Mirumiru