Nga Whatu

Cook Strait

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Wahi Tapu Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7737 Date Entered 14th February 2008


Extent of List Entry

The area proposed for registration are two clusters of rocks known as Nga Whatu or The Brothers, located on the western side of the Cook Strait. Cluster one is 3.0604 ha and cluster two is 0.8094 ha. The rocks protrude 10-60 metres above sea level. The area proposed for registration has the above Co-ordinates. The Lighthouse is excluded from the registration.

City/District Council

Marlborough District


Marlborough Region

Legal description

Crown Blk XXII, Gore SD (NZ Gazette 1875, p.138), Marlborough Land District

Location description

Nga Whatu or The Brothers Islands are situated on the western side of the Cook Strait.

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Historical and associated iwi/hapu/whanau

Ngati Hinepare Mana Ahuriri

Ngati Kuia

Construction Dates

Other Information

A fully referenced registration report is avaliable from the NZHPT National Office.

Other interested parties: Ngati Apa, Ngati Rarua

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.