Te Papa o Karewa

Kaora Street, Karewa Beach, Kawhia

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Wahi Tapu Area Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 9425 Date Entered 25th June 2009


Extent of List Entry

The extent of registration encompasses two groves of pohutukawa trees known as Te Papa o Karewa and Tangi te Korowhiti and the land (and part of the foreshore) described as Blk X Kawhia North SD (NZ Gazette 1913, p.320) South Auckland Land District. It also includes the tunnel system and the landing site of the Tainui waka (the masonry groyne) . The area is approximately 245 metres long, 55 metres wide and 1.3 ha. The trees are located on Kaora Street between Panera and Moke Streets.. Kaora Street and foreshore of Kawhia.

City/District Council

Otorohanga District


Waikato Region

Legal description

Blk X Kawhia North SD (NZ Gazette 1913, p.320) South Auckland Land District.

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Historical and associated iwi/hapu/whanau

Ngati Hikairo

Construction Dates

Public NZAA Number



Other Information

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

Iwi/ Hapu/ Whanau:

Ngati Hikairo/Te Whanau Pani, Te Uri o te Makaho, Ngati Horotakere.

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.