Pania Reef

Napier Harbour, Napier

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Wahi Tapu Area Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7494 Date Entered 14th June 2000


Extent of List Entry

Pania Reef is within Napier Harbour. It is significant as a food gathering place and is still used as 'he wahi mahinga kai'. Pania, who was an ancestor of Ngati Paarau, was turned into a reef by her people. The reef is described as a wahi tapu of outstanding significance.

City/District Council

Napier City


Hawke's Bay Region

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Historical and associated iwi/hapu/whanau

Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga

Construction Dates

Other Information

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