This is a rerun of the successful trip we ran two years ago. If you were unlucky enough to miss out on the day or heard about it too late here is your opportunity to catch up on the history of Waimarama and the scenic and historic Hakikino Conservation Reserve. The tour will be led by local resident and kaumatua, Robert MacDonald who will meet us in Havelock North. There will also be input from Pat Parsons and Rose Mohi.
Hakikino is the 15th century ancestral site occupied by the ancestors of the Waimarama Maori people situated on private property near Waimarama. We will traverse the archaeological remains of the ancient village, and visit protected wet-lands sheltering native eels. Robert will also acquaint us with local Maori myths, legends and custom. We will also be visiting historic sites in Waimarama. A box lunch will be served at Hakikino.
This trip will take in historic sites on the Taihape Road as far as Kuripapango. Along the way we will visit The Church of St John at Omahu, Waiwhenua homestead, established by Horace Shield , and Tunanui, originally the home of Major General Sir Andrew Russell.
The tour will be led by local historian, Pat Parsons who was a contributor to the history of the area, “West to the Annie”. Pat will be pointing out a number of sites of historical interest along the way.
Morning and afternoon tea and a light picnic lunch will be provided. There will be an opportunity for a short walk from the lunch venue so come prepared for a day in the country.
"Heritage Christchurch opened its doors to the public on Sunday afternoon the 19th of October as part of the Beca Heritage Week in Christchurch."
"Historic Places Aotearoa Canterbury guides took tours of the building. Several hundred people visited the building in the busy open day and many participants came along in period costume."
"The Heritage Connections On Worcester" Guided Tours start 11pm at Shop 7 Cathedral Junction and will be approximately one hours duration.
The tours run from Monday 2oth October -Monday 27th October
"The walking guided tour will take you from the Christchurch Club to the Museum so wear comfortable shoes. "
A brochure is available from Shop 7 if you would like to Self Guide your very own personal tour!