• Taipa livestock
  • Family Trips to the beach
  • Ngaiotonga
  • A mountain with two names?
  • Foster family graves
  • A canoe carved from kauri
  • Mangawhare makes its place in Northern Wairoa
  • What Parua Bay Means to me
  • Images of Omapere
  • Light beer and chips
  • Tane Moana - Largest East Coast Kauri
  • The Morey-Munro-Armstrongs Ngunguru connection

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The story of Ahipara

The story of Ahipara

The name Ahipara means ‘Sacred Fire’, after the ancient fire that was kept burning at the original Maori settlement, located where the school now stands. The first descendants to this area came on the waka (canoe) Tinana, landing at Tauroa to the south of the reef past Shipwreck Bay.The land aro…

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