Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has added Te Tino a Taiamai – a prominent rock sacred to the hapu of Taiamai of Ngapuhi – to the New Zealand Heritage List as a Wahi Tapu. The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act defines Wahi Tapu as places sacred to Maori in the traditional, spiritual, religious, ritual or mythological sense.
Ngapuhi landmark listed as a Wahi Tapu
The significance of a Bay of Islands landmark revered by many Maori has been officially recognised by New Zealand’s lead heritage agency. (more…)