Commemorating the last spike of the Main Trunk Line

National Park, and en route to Raetihi – obelisk commemorating the last spike of the Main Trunk Line … which carried away our Waimarino forest. Construction of Main Trunk Railway 1885-1908. The Crown engineered the ‘purchase’ of 417,500 acres of the Waimarino block in 1887 from our hapū and iwi. Our forests in the Waimarino,

Breakfast with the Treaty Negotiations Minister

Raetihi Primary’s te reo class and prefects had breakfast with the Treaty Minister after welcoming him to Raetihi with our waiata calling home the descendants of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki. The waiata was written by Teina Boasa-Dean Nesi Bryce and Mahanga Williams. #3tribes1settlement #UenukuTamakanaTamahaki #UenukuNOW