Maori Carvings at Wenderholm

Maori were the principle occupiers at Wenderholm for more than a thousand years, until the late nineteenth century.

The carving, Te Pou Herenga a Nga Tupuna represents this history and when translated means ‘the post that ties our ancestors to the land’.

The boundary marker is of spiritual and historical significance as it represents the physical and spiritual connection to the region and acts as a memorial to historical events.

The rakau (tree) from which it was carved was a windfall Totara that stood on the opposing riverbank.

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