Kirikiriroa Paa remembered with attractive new signs


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Tuesday 14 November 2017

Attractive new signs illustrating the story of Hamilton’s original Maaori inhabitants will be unveiled by local mana whenua at the Kirikiriroa Reserve this Thursday.

Kaumaatua from hapuu with historic ties to the area will bless the two interpretation panels that explain the history of Kirikiriroa Paa. This includes the story of Hoera Taonui, the Rangatira of the Paa at the time of the British invasion in the 1860s, who is represented by a Pou that stands at the site.

The modern colourful designs feature artist images of Kirikiriroa Paa, which overlooked the river between modern day Bryce and London Streets, as it would have appeared in the early 1800s.

The signage has been installed by Hamilton City Council as part of The River Plan, which aims to reconnect the city with the river.

What: Unveiling of Kirikiriroa Paa interpretation panels.

When: Gather 8.45am, Thursday 16 November.

Where: River end of London Street, Hamilton CBD.

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