Wahiao Restoration and Re-Opening Sun 2 Feb 2014
The Wahiao restoration works which included geothermal damage control, building reconstruction, electrical repairs, repair and replacement of whakairo and turapa panels and carpet cleaning finally culminated in the re-opening of Wahiao on Sunday 2 February. Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao turned out in numbers and proudly welcomed those who contributed towards the cost of repairs or participated in the repairs themselves.
This restoration project lasted several months and our grateful thanks are extended to Ngati Hinemihi, Ngati Apumoana and Ngati Hurungaterangi who made their tupuna whare available during the time of tangihanga.
The whare tupuna is looking almost brand new and we look forward to maintaining it in this condition for years to come!
He tino mihi ki a koutou katoa!
Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao preparing for the pohiri Sun 2 Feb
Mihimihi Sun 2 Feb
Front righthand corner - before & after
Back lefthand corner
Powerbox moved to front lefthand corner