In 1995 New Zealand was shocked by the arson attack that destroyed Ōtaki’s beautiful Rangiātea church. Ornately decorated with Māori kōwhaiwhai patterns and tukutuku panelling, the church – built in the 1840s – symbolised Māori and European desires to live peacefully. A replica of the destroyed building was completed in 2003.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōtaki and Rangiātea church. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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