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Toko Toru Tapu church, Manutuke

Toko Toru Tapu church, Manutuke

Toko Toru Tapu church combines the external look of a colonial church with a Māori carved timber interior. It was built in 1913, replacing an earlier church on the same site. In the image, Archbishop Brown Tūrei conducts a special service in 2010 to confer a blessing at the start of a project to restore the church.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Towards Wairoa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33575/toko-toru-tapu-church-manutuke (accessed 29 May 2020)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015