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We saw this recommended in the Pacific Highway guide so stopped. We were blown away by the story, the restoration and the friendly reception of the locals who were practising for the Christmas service.
I am totally over visiting churches after Cathedral exhustion in Europe...More
Well worth a stop to admire the woven wall hangings and the carvings, not to mention the gorgeous stained glass windows.
This is a fabulous piece of nz history and worth a stop. Easy to find and parking outside on the street.
Do not miss this one! It is located in the tiny village of Tikitiki just as you are leaving the town, on the left hand side on a small incline, right by the sign that highlights the bend with the number 25 and the 35...More
We were recommended to go to this church by the iSite lady in Gisborne on our way to Whakatane. We were not disappointed. It is an absolute gem of a place: lovely Maori carvings and weavings. Not to be missed - since it is (from...More
For the non-outdoorsy types there not a lot to see in this area so this beautiful little church is a must, even for the non-religious. While the outside is nothing unusual the inside is superb with lovely stained glass windows and superb Maori carvings and...More
If you are driving the East Coast Highway, around the East Cape, this stop is a MUST. The church sits above the town, and from the outside it appears quite ordinary (seen one church - seen them all). But don't be fooled. Inside is the...More
From the outside this appears to be a simple church however the carved entrance gate and memorial on the hill overlooking it provide indicators of it’s Maori origins. It's built on the site of an old Pa (or fort).
We were met by some locals...More
I hadn't previously thought that churches in NZ were particularly interesting compared to Europe but this church is just amazing. There are intricately carved Maori carvings and taonga inside. There's a monument commemorating Sir Apirana Ngata out the front. A true 'nz' church and definitely...More