Sunday, July 17, 2016
St Peter's Church and graffiti - Maketu
Sunday we drove about 25 minutes south of Tauranga to a small coastal area named Maketu (pronounced Mack-a-too) just to get out of the house for a bit. Typically Winter here is kinda boring, we don't get snow but we do mostly get fine chilly days. We stopped at the local beach nearby and on the way back I saw this church and had to stop to get a photo.
Apparently the St Peter's church in the photo above was originally built in 1887 by Father James Madan of the Mill Hill Mission at Matata assisted by local Maori people. Maketu also sells Maketu pies which are well known around the region for being the best around, I have yet to try them but when I do I'll be sure to share what I think of them :-)