Historical and associated iwi/hapu/whanau
Ngati Kahu Ngati Ranginui
Ngati Pango Ngati Ranginui
Ngati Rangi Ngati Ranginui
Pirirakau Ngati Ranginui
Public NZAA Number
This wahi tapu is not identified in an Iwi Management Plan however, it is included in a cultural site inventory Ngati Kahu, Ngati Rangi, Ngati Pango (1996) prepared by Mr Antoine Coffin.
The Ongarahu Environment Care Group (OEC) is a company formed by tangata whenua of Te Pirirakau who are committed to providing opportunities for tangata whenua to apply tikanga Maori and kaitiakitanga principles in order to enhance the natural environment. OEC have initiated a project titled Restoration and Enhancement of Pukewhanake and the Wairoa River (2011) to protect, maintain and enhance the cultural sites and natural environment through restoration.
OEC’s objectives are:
• Fencing of Pohutukawa tree including a health assessment and treatment as required
• Riparian planting and weed control
• Restoration of waterways in area
• Maintenance of native shag nesting colony
• Protection of cliff walls from erosion
• The erection of interpretation panels/history of area, native plant identification and placement of carvings
To ensure the long-term conservation of this wahi tapu, the NZHPT recommends
• That the Western Bay of Plenty District Council list Pukewhanake Pa, including the Pohutaka tree, in the Western Bay of Plenty District Plan Heritage Schedule
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.