Te Awa Wai Journeys
Stories silenced until now will finally be heard with the launch of Te Ara Wai Journeys, a unique self-guided tour of culturally significant sites in Waipā.
Te Ara Wai Journeys takes visitors on pathways through natural landscapes, battle sites and early settlements in Waipā that formed the community and helped shape New Zealand.
In total 169 stories have been shared, all bite sized, accessible to anyone, and available in English and Te Reo Māori.
They provide perspectives on the district’s foundational geological beginnings, its mix of peoples, their struggles, innovation and resilience, and the battles for sovereignty during the New Zealand Land Wars.