Hakikino Pa

Hakikino Road, Wainuioru

  • Hakikino Pa.
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List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 6312 Date Entered 19th July 1984


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes part of the land described as Lot 2 DP 424171 (CT 538050), Wellington Land District and the archaeological site known as Hakikino Pa (T26/2) thereon. (Refer to the Archaeological Site Land Title Form for more information).

City/District Council

Masterton District


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 2 DP 424171 (CT 538050), Wellington Land District


Setting: Isolated hill, circa 20 kilometres from Masterton; situated at the junction of the Wainuioru River and the Upokongaruru Stream.

Archaeological Features: Small hill pa, steeply cliffed on three sides and protected by an artificial trench on the fourth. Pits visible on ground surface of the artificially flattened summit. (For fuller descriptive details see Cairns, 1958).

Supporting Evidence : Site occupied by Ngati Hikarahui hapu of Ngati Kahungunu about 1820-21. Some traditional information available.

Condition of Site: Good, but scrub is encroaching.

Assessment: A well preserved, small hill pa, utilising naturally steep-slopes and cliffs as defences. It is strategically sited (at the junction of two rivers) and is a good example of a modified hill defence, dominating the surrounding area. It is a good example of this site type for the Wairarapa area.


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Construction Dates

Public NZAA Number


Completion Date

28th January 1983

Report Written By

I W Keyes

Information Sources

Journal of the Polynesian Society

Journal of the Polynesian Society

K R Cairns, 'Hakikino Hill Pa', 1958, vol. 67(4), pp.330-334

Other Information

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.