19 Jan 2020

Preserving historical Maori sites in the Hauraki Gulf

From The Weekend, 9:30 am on 19 January 2020

09:30 Preserving historical Māori sites in the Hauraki Gulf 

The race is on in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, where storms and sea swells are threatening an important Maori archaeological site on Otata in the Noises Group of islands.

The landowners and local Ngai Tai ki Tamaki are working together to  excavate the land to recover information before coastal erosion destroys it.  

The Noises lie to the north of Rakino and since the 1920s have been owned by the Neureuter family.