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Te Pahii Wildlife Sanctuary

Waiatapu 2009

July 2009 some Koiwi was found. "A murder scene approximately 250 years old" Bill Edwards(archaeologist) told us.

Iwi representative Eddie Garland decided that the remains would be buried and Rawhiti cemetary but most would be "left with her People".

This was a very densely populated area, with many gardens, pa sites and one famous fortified Pa site "Matawhero". We have found many growing examples of plants previous occupiers planted and cultivated.

We have built protective barriers around some sites but many remain protected by the amazing regenerating forest.

Channel

All our family and John Chapple spent a day, in November 2009, building a dam and digging a channel to divert the stream and ever since the stream has continued to establish a stable course.

Planting 2019 Shadehouse and Volunteers

missing planting 2019

A Whale at Te Pahii

missing Whale 2015

The Beginning

missing Teppahee