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School visit

I mean there isn’t much wrong with this place. It’s a great place of historical significance. Which... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
SilicoJack
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Hawera, New Zealand
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An important site to visit

It is important to first visit the Tawhiti Museum to get the tragic background to this site. Allow... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
gorgle
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Thames, New Zealand
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Jul 9, 2018
“School visit”
Nov 27, 2017
“Pass on By...don’t bother stopping. ”
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Turuturu Road, Hawera, New Zealand
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Have been working with the caretaker of TM in the background with research etc and WOW what a difference a couple of years of hard slog can make to a once dilapidated embarrassing site. A change of ownership back to the local Iwi the site...More

6  Thank Louise V
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a significant historical site left to deteriorate and degrade. It is such a shame. If you want to know about the story and history of the site visit Tawhiti Museum, everything about it is outlined there. Information at the gate would be...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I mean there isn’t much wrong with this place. It’s a great place of historical significance. Which is awesome. But there isn’t a lot to do. Not something you would really visit many times. Once is already too many.

Thank SilicoJack
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a significant historical site left to deteriorate and degrade. It is such a shame. If you want to know about the story and history of the site visit Tawhiti Museum, everything about it is outlined there. Information at the gate would be...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place is amazing if you are even slightly interested in NZ history. This is an old fighting Pa site where Maori and British solders had a battle. THIS IS A MUST SEE AS YOU CAN WANDER AROUND ON AND IN THE BATTLE SITE

Thank Tuwhare
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I remember spending time here when I was growing up in Patea. We spent a long time here today feeling sad that this important historical site has deteriorated over the years but left knowing that the wonderful caretaker is doing everything he can to restore...More

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is important to first visit the Tawhiti Museum to get the tragic background to this site. Allow a few hours at the museum to get great value out of it. You will be more sensitive to the sadness and tragedy of this historically significant...More

1  Thank gorgle
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A rather untidy basic attraction , sure it has historical significance but it is a rather run down place. Don't know who administers this property, but it is just grazed with animals. There are some explanation boards that one can read that explains what happened...More

Thank John & Cheryl H
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We travelled to Turuturu Mokai pa site after reading the history of the pa and neighbouring redoubt - knowing the history will make this trip a different experience. Imagaining the terrible happenings as we walked through the still very visible earth-works, village sites and redoubt...More

1  Thank richardparry
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Locked gate. Disappointing. What else can you say. We would have loved to walk around this historic site but sadly are locked out. Signs saying Council dump.

1  Thank Leane B
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Visited the Mokai to learn more of the history. Unfortunately, although there was some evidence of previous maintenance, looks like work has now stopped. There were no information boards, giving the history, or any future plans of improvement of the area. The sites of the...More

1  Thank ChelseaChelsea51
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Spent the day in Hawera and after visiting Tawhiti Museum we wanted to learn more about this historic site only to drive there and find gates locked. Very disappointing not to be able to explore more of our historical sites.

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Dixiegirl1218
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ict_Milt | Property representative |
Always open 24/7, Just enter through the side gate on the left.
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Dixiegirl1218
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Enter through the gate on the left
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