Green Point, Porirua
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
9th October 1984
Lot 2 DP 752 (CT WN691/41), Wellington Land District
Setting: Situated on coast, circa four kilometres south of Titahi Bay, on Green Point, (opposite Mana Island).
Archaeological Features: Headland pa; protected by cliffs on three sides, and by a narrow connecting ridge on the inland side. Terraces present on outer margin, as well as pits.
Supporting Evidence: Site with a traditional name (Best 1914; Best et al 1916). A description of this site was undertaken by Miss Deborah Howitt (n.d.) for Wellington Teachers College Anthropology Studies project.
Condition of Site : In grass, grazed by stock. Condition of features, reasonably good, although not particularly distinctive.
Assessment : A coastal headland pa site in a good state of preservation. Traditional name known. Site in farmed area and thus likely to remain fairly safe from damage, unless Porirua District Sewerage schemes require land at base of site for pipeline excavation. Surface features of site not currently well-documented, but site may yield more with detailed mapping.
Public NZAA Number
28th January 1983
Report Written By
I W Keyes
E. Best, 'Porirua and they who settled it', 4 March 1914
E. Best, H. McLeod, H. Mason, 'Map of Wellington County District Showing Native Names', 1916, NZ Department of Lands and Survey
Howitt, no date
D. Howitt, Komanga-Rautawhiri Headland Pa, Wellington Teachers College Project, original held in NZAA Wellington Site Record File
Information in this report is from the citation prepared for the NZHPT Archaeology Committee at the time of the registration.
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.