Hapu looks to restore Havelock North Whare (Waatea)

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A Hawkes Bay hapu is seeking help to restore a small 19th century wharenui.

Bayden Barber says the whare was built at Havelock North by Te Teira Tiakitai of Waimarama, 20 kilometres away on the coast, as a place hapu members could stay when they came to town.

He says its a building with considerable history, including being used for hui, wananga and Ringatu services.

The Historic Places Trust has advised the building is definitely restorable.

http://www.waatea603am.co.nz/News/2011/April/Hapu-looks-to-restore-Havelock-Nort/default.aspx

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