Sunday, 19 November 2017

A visit to Whareroa Marae


Lately we've been travelling out and about to local areas and trying to not go too far so last weekend on the way back home we stopped in at a local Marae that I didn't know existed.


The Whareroa Marae is about 10 minutes from where we live on the outskirts of an industrial area near the harbour. The primary hapu (a division of Maori people or their community) for the marae are Ngai Tukairangi and Ngati Kuku (tribes).

Linking up with Our World Tuesday :-)

12 comments:

  1. Always pleasing to find places you never realised were near you

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  2. A very nice surprise and so close to home.

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  3. Funny how those marae just appear as you're heading down the road. I came across one on a trip back from the Hunua range and stopped in to take a look.

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  4. those carvings are amazing!

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  5. Isn't it amazing how many things we find right our doorstep that we didn't know about before blogging .. wonderfully ornate carvings on the Marae Amy.

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  6. Sometimes we forget to go exploring near our homes. - Margy

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  7. It's amazing what is on our own doorstep that we know little about. This was a great find.

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  8. Hello, it is a neat looking structure. Looks like there are some totem poles like carvings too, they are cool. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  9. Great trip for you and neat photos for us ~ more and more people seem to be photographing 'right in their own back yards' ~ amazing what we all have ~ eh?

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    Happy Thanksgiving coming in USA

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  10. Great photos and the carving on the buildings is just magnificent!

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