Te Pahi Islands
Wairoa Bay, Bay Of Islands
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Wahi Tapu Area
Private/No Public Access
24th June 2010
Extent of List Entry
Extent of registration includes Te Pahi Islands, comprising the land described as Te Pahi Islands Blk (CT 523134, NZ Gazette 1981 p.728) and Island of Motu Apo (CT NA767/279, NZ Gazette 1981 p.905), North Auckland Land District.
Far North District
Te Pahi Islands Blk (CT 523124, NZ Gazette 1981 p.728) and Island of Motu apo (CT NA767/279, NZ Gazette 1981 p.905), North Auckland Land District.
Te Pahi Islands consist of a cluster of rocky outcrops of a variable size, located some 50 metres to 1000 metres south of the Papuke headland, which separates the Wairoa and Rangihoua Bays. The group includes four reasonably substantial islands (including Motuapo and Te Pahi or Turtle Island) that retain vegetation and one smaller outlier (Motuterakihi). A number of rocks of varying size are interspersed between these. The two closest islands to the Papuke headland are Motuapo Island and Te Pahi Island. Motuapo is privately owned and contains a small modern house on a terrace near the summit of the island. Motuterahiki Island is located further to the south and east.
Historical and associated iwi/hapu/whanau
Ngati Rehia Ngapuhi
Ngati Torehina Ngapuhi
Public NZAA Number
Ngati Torehina ki Mataka have drafted a hāpu environment management plan.
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.