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New Zealand’s second oldest building, Te Waimate Mission, preserves missionary, farming and architectural history, as well as stories of important early encounters between Māori and Europeans. The once-extensive mission station was established by...more
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344 Te Ahu Ahu Road, Waimate North 0472, New Zealand
Having visited two other Missions in the BoI, we decided to have a look at the first farm in NZ at the Te Waimate Mission. It's a lovely mission and one you can explore by yourself. There's some wonderful period clothing on display throughout the...More
This is a beautifully preserved second oldest building in NZ and where the Waitangi Treaty was signed by a second Maori group. It is not normally open on a Thursday but it was the day we went because a cruise ship was in port. We...More
I didnt even get time to go inside the beautifully preserved mission house as I spent ages wandering around the whole complex. Surrounding the mission house itself are beautiful expansive garden grounds with huge old trees and beds of flower varieties genuine to the original...More
If you like old stuff, this is the place. The church is a must. Drop a couple of coins in the donation box.
The mission house is amazing. Restored rooms, furniture, tools, and all of the trappings of life in the first European Farm in...More
We visited the Waimate Mission to see what is the second oldest building on NZ and where the Waitangi Treaty was signed by a second Maori group. The building has been well preserved and is surrounded by very peasant gardens. Nearby is the mission church...More
The family wouldn't have missed this visit inside the well furnished period 1835 mission house. The neighbouring Church next door with its beautiful organ and stained glass windows is very impressive. leave a donation for both places to show appreciation. Spread the word so others...More
A lovely historic building in the Georgian style. Much original furniture. Well presented by Heritage NZ and its staff.
Heritage NZ has excellent shops with quirky stock selected and sold by HNZ whose buyer has stock all the shops with a mix to match the...More
Just walking around the grounds you can imagine the feelings of these first missionaries. Far from home, unrest brewing among some of the Maori tribes, an uncertain future in what must have been a strange but promising land. Many mixed feelings. Now, the trees they...More