Hauranga Pā is located in the Weld Road Reserve, and is culturally and historically significant to local tangata whenua and our region.
Weld Road Reserve is an area that is popular for walkers and bikers. Over time these activities have caused damage to the pā site. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is requiring better protection for the site under the HNZPT Act.
We have a legal responsibility to prevent the ongoing damage as such we are currently exploring options to address this. It is likely to involve managing access to the informal track that has formed and re-direction of the public along the beach. In the medium to long term we want to explore possibilities for other walking/cycling access.
To help us explore options we need to know how you use the area. Please let us know by filling out the survey below, it will be open for input over the summer.
More about Hauranga Pā
The pā is an archaeological and a waahi tapu site. It is culturally significant to Taranaki iwi and Ngāti Tairi.
One of the largest pā in the Tataraimaka district, it is recognised as an important boundary marker between the Taranaki tribes to the south and Ngāti Te Whiti to the north. It held significant strategic and symbolic importance to Māori before and after European settlement, and remains an important marker of whakapapa to local Māori today.
The swing bridge next to Weld Road is closed after damage caused by logs in the stream. Please use the beach to go around this site when travelling between Weld and Ahu Ahu roads while NPDC plans repairs.
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Page last updated: 03:55PM Tue 22 February 2022