Taradale Park, Puketapu Road, Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
S 39° 32.198 E 176° 50.792
60H E 486811 N 5623659
Quick Description: A tidal stream where Maori fishing camps were set up ran through this former wetland.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 5/30/2013 1:49:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMH6CR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The sign-board at the site describes the change of use of this land from wetland where the local Maori caught tuna and inanga in the tidal Taipo stream, to it being the main recreation ground for the township.

The park is part of a cultural trail called ONGA TIPUNA (listen to the ancestors) 'celebrating the rich stories of the local Hapu, Ngati Paarau', initiated by TE ARA, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, and has a Maori Pou set up by the information board.

Tuna are eels, and Inanga are whitebait. Both frequent the stream today.

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