Story: Northland places

Pouērua pā

Pouērua pā

The volcanic cone of Pouērua, near Kaikohe, was fortified with massive earthworks and palisades between 550 and 350 years ago. It was not permanently occupied, but was a place of refuge in time of war.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Kaikohe and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015