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This book is a part of a series of books encouraging residents and visitors alike to discover the magnificence and uniqueness of Auckland on foot. Come and explore the many green pocket reserves of Hikurangi (West Auckland) has on offer.
The Auckland area has many wondrous landmarks, passageways, caves and pā sites. Accompanying these formations are equally wondrous tales of how they were formed, whether it be by natural forces or by the ancient Māori people who resided in the area.
Untamed coast takes us on a personal intimate journey set in spectacular, primeval landscapes of sea-hewn rocks and black sand beaches. A story of the Manukau and Kaipara harbours where sea meets land, cloaked hills and natures undeniable raw beauty.
Te Mana honours the kaumātua (elders) of Te Whānau o Waipareira who have pioneered, led and guided this dynamic Māori authority. Learn about the Rōpū Kaumātua, their journey and experiences with tikanga (protocols) within an urban setting.
Piha represents Sandra Coney's upbringing and her advocacy in protecting and maintaining the uniqueness that is Piha. From the subdivision of the 1930s to subsequent landowners, Piha captures awe-inspiring scenery against its personality and allure.
Whatipu is an area of wild beauty with a fascinating past, situated on the north head of the Manukau Harbour. This book spans the history of Whatipu and Huia from its occupation by Te Kawerau a Maki, and their relationship through to the present day.
A comprehensive book on the Waitākere Ranges, containing essays on the natural history, history and the lives of the people who settled there. The authors talk about what they love and value about the Waitākere ranges.
Ngā tohu a ngā tūpuna explores the whakairo (carvings) depicting each individual tūpuna (ancestors) and relative whakapapa (histories) housed within the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitākere Ranges, Te Waonui-a-Tiriwa in Hikurangi (West Auckland).
Generation after generation of New Zealanders have been fascinated by Auckland's West. Dynamic and distinctive, it's a unique region, ranging from a dramatic and rugged coastline to bush-clad ranges and hills that make up Hikurangi (West Auckland).
Te Kawerau-a-Maki introduce this book with iwi narratives that evoke strong connections to the whenua (land). From early settlers to the logging trade, orchards and farming, strong poignant imagery adds depth to West Auckland rich history.
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