Monday, 1 March 2010

Day 216 - Wai-titi landing

Wai-titi landing monument

The plaque reads:
Wai-titi landing (place of shining waters)
This land was originally a beach and a 'tauranga' (resting place for waka) used by Te Atiawa/Taranaki whanau before 1840 and was a significant entry point to the Pipitea Kumutoto area. The land takes its name from a stream which ran between the two pa of Kumutoto and Pipitea.

The Pou Whenua (traditional tribal boundary markers) were gifted by the Wellington Tenths Trust, on behalf of the Te Atiawa/Taranaki whanau, to the City of Wellington to commemorate the significance of this area. The Pou Whenua are also an expression of the enduring Treaty Partnership between Te Atiawa/Taranaki whanau and the City of Wellington.

Dedicated by
The Prime Minister of New Zealand - The Right Honourable Helen Clark
Her Worship the Mayor of Wellington City - Kerry Prendergast
December 13th 2004

Pou Whenua sculptor
Ra Vincent

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