Story: King Country region

Meeting monuments: paddock monument (2nd of 2)

Meeting monuments: paddock monument

In 2009 this monument was erected on the actual spot of the 1857 meeting known as Te Puna o te Roimata. The stainless steel pou whenua (land post) was made by Tutunui Te Kanawa and his sons, who are of Ngāti Maniapoto descent. It was unveiled by Māori King Tūheitia during a three-day celebration attended by over 2,000 people.

Using this item

Waitomo News
Photograph by Todd Ward

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Māori and European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35959/meeting-monuments-paddock-monument (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015