One of the most beautiful Māori churches in New Zealand.

St Mary's church in Tikitiki serves as a memorial to the Māori men from the East Coast between Paritū (south of Gisborne) and Tarakeha/Torere (east of Ōpōtiki) who fought and died in the First World War. St Mary's was built in the 1920s at the instigation of Ngāti Porou leader Āpirana Ngata. An early example of Ngata's efforts to revive traditional Māori arts and crafts, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful Māori churches in New Zealand.

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Phone: 021 890 645
Address: 1889 Te Araroa Road
City: Tikitiki

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