Papatu te maunga
Ko Te Arai te awa
Ko Aohuna te Whenua
Ko Ruapani te Tangata
Ko Ruapani te Iwi
Ko Ngai Taawhiri me Ngai Te Kete nga hapu, Ko te Kiko o te Rangi te Wharenui, Ko te Ohako te whare kai, Ko Turakina te urupa, Ko te ara o Papatu ki Manutuke te wahi noho
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The heavy rains in the Turanga (Gisborne) area during October 2010 caused many new slips taking topsoil down to the Waipaoa River to be carried out to sea. The Te Arai River at Manutuke rose over 2.2 metres and a big chunk of the river bank slipped away, forcing the closure of Ohako Marae. Ohako has been a Marae site for the Ngai Tawhiri and Ngati Keti Hapu of Ruapani Iwi since the 1700s, but it is looking highly likely that the buildings will have to be moved.
We will provide updates on Ohako Marae as we have them.
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Ohako Marae, 2010
Steven Ria – 06 862 8514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Mihaka – 06 862 8614 email@example.com