In October 2019, a Pōwhiri took place at Wharekaho to commemorate the first amicable encounter between Māori and Pākeha 250 years ago. Over 2,000 people joined a hīkoi down Wharekaho beach and over 900 people attended the pōwhiri and a hākari at Wharetaewa Pā.
Doing your bit to combat exotic Caulerpa
The exotic seaweeds Caulerpa brachypus and Caulerpa parvifolia have been found in waters at Aotea (Great Barrier island) and Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island). These exotic seaweeds can spread rapidly and