Te Urupa Rua Taniwha

Old Christchurch Road And Kumara Junction State Highway 6, West Coast, Arahura

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Wahi Tapu Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7797 Date Entered 26th March 2009


Extent of List Entry

The extent of registration includes the land known as Arahura No. 18 Block (CT 408091) Westland Land District in its entirety. This 2.0234 ha block is made up of approximately 1.8 hectares of land on the hillside terrace overlooking the north bank of the Arahura River (approximately 500 metres east of State Highway 6 accessed via the Old Christchurch Road) and additional land (approximately 0.2 hectares) on the flat, to the east of the road/rail corridor.

City/District Council

Westland District


West Coast Region

Legal description

Arahura No. 18 Blk (CT 408091), Westland Land District

Location description

Te Urupa Rua Taniwha is in the Arahura Valley on the elevated river terrace/headland above the Arahura River on its northern bank, immediately east of Arahura Pa and State Highway 6, 7.5km north of Hokitika, West Coast. The urupa is accessed via the Old Christchurch Road.


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A fully referenced Registration Report is available from the Maori Heritage Team of the National Office in Wellington.

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.