Looking north east from the vicinity of Karangahape Road across the harbour towards the North Shore and Rangitoto showing shipping in the harbour and a group of Māori driving pigs along the road, foreground. 1849.
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1849

Te ara o Karangahape: The path of Karangahape

FreeCentral Auckland

Thursday 4 and 11 October, 11am-1pm


Pigeon Park, south-eastern cnr of Symonds St Cemetery

120 Symonds St, Auckland Central

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Bookings are required

Contact Julie Gunn:

09 377 5086




Event details

Join Pita Turei (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Paoa, Ngā Rauru Kiitahi) to explore the history of Karangahape and the significant history of Māori on the land

Until the middle of the 20th century Karangahape Road was the only street in central Auckland with a Māori name. This is because it predates the European settlement.

The Symonds Street and Karangahape Road ridges are part of the walking route used by Māori to reach the Manukau Harbour. This track was known as Te Ara o Karangahape –

The Path of Karangahape.

The route continues along Great North Road to Point Chevalier, then turns south to Avondale and on to Cornwallis at the Manukau Heads.

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