HERITAGE TOGETHER KOTAHITANGA
A Heritage Journery - Western Bay of Plenty
Where our heritage began:
Kupe then the waka migrations from Tākitimu, Mātaatua and Te Arawa which formed the emergence of our Western Bay of Plenty whānau, hapū and iwi. From the late 18th and early to mid 19th Century came the whalers, the sealers, and adventurers and from there came the European, Asian and Pacifica settlements - all of which have laid their footprints upon the Western Bay of Plenty whenua.
It's time connect the varied stories from our very beginnings through to the many differing cultural stories of all those who now call Western Bay of Plenty home.
From those first waka our iwi today are:
Takatimu: Ngāti Ranginui.
Mataatua: Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngā Pōtiki.
Te Arawa: Waitaha, Taupika, Ngati Makino, Ngati Whakaue.
Some key National Organisations:
Working with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and other local organisations, we present:
Ngā Tapuwae ki Te papa | Footprints on Te Papa
Sixth Ave to Te Pari Taha | Sulphur Point
e-MAP & GUIDE here - pick your copy at :
Tauranga, i-SITE, Library or Tauranga Art Gallery
A WBoP Heritage Strategy:
Orokohanga Poutama | Heritage Together - Kotahitanga, which means:
'weaving a stairway from creation towards heritage unity, recognition and excellence across the Western Bay of Plenty'. A programme aimed at weaving our multi-cultural heritage together.