Te Ru Koriri Wharehoka
He maru ahiahi kei muri te maru awatea. He paki arohirohi kei mua.
After the shades of darkness comes the dusk of dawn. Whilst before lies the shimmering glory of a fair day.
Visit Parihaka to share a story of survival against all odds. A story of heartbreak and tragedy, a story of promise and redemption.
In 1865 the settlement of Parihaka was created by the Taranaki Prophets Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi as a spiritual refuge. A place where the art of passive resistance was founded.
Over two thousand Maori from all over aotearoa(New Zealand) joined them and so the story of Parihaka became embedded in the hidden conscience of this country.
We invite youto share our culture and traditional practices that are woven into this landscape and the hearts and minds of our people unique to the taranakiregion.
Also we welcome you to hear our ancient chants, experience the twirl of our poi and the quiver of our voices in the karanga and mihi, Partake in our kai(cultural cuisine), food that we harvest and source locally.
As we wander around our Pa we imagine the ancestors of our village and take a look into the past as we visit the historical meeting places of our people.