Tohu Whenua: Te Waimate Mission

Te Waimate Mission is the site of our nation’s first European farm and an understated heritage gem.


Te Waimate Mission. © Grant Sheehan

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The charming Hokianga Harbour town of Rāwene is Aotearoa's third oldest European settlement – and Clendon House is one of...

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Rākaumangamanga - Cape Brett at the entrance of the Bay of Islands simply has everything.

Tohu Whenua: Brunner Mine

Brunner Mine Historic Area near Greymouth is one of the most significant heritage sites in Aotearoa, but for a very...

Tohu Whenua: Historic Hokitika

Hokitika has always attracted treasure seekers.

Tohu Whenua: Historic Reefton

Driving into historic Reefton is like arriving on a Wild West movie set.

Tohu Whenua: Waiuta

Waiuta is hands-down the West Coast’s best gold mining ghost town.


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