Iwi Exhibits


Te Rauparaha's War Canoe


Replica carving of Te Rauparaha’s canoe prow.

TAUIHU – War Canoe Prow


Carved in the local style of the late 1830’s – 1840’s as would have been seen in Te Rauparaha’s fleet.

The hull ( HIWI ) and top stakes ( RAUAWA ) are made from totara recovered from Paraparaumu Beach.

A totara pile recovered from a demolished early Wellington building was used for the prow ( TAUIHU )

Adzed and carved in the traditional manner by Len Taylor of Paraparaumu.

Te Rauparaha's war canoe


The decorated head of Te Rauparaha’s  war canoe.

Kapiti Coast District Library

Toa Rangatira - Kapiti Coast District Library


Ngati Toa Rangatira family tree.

Rangi Topeora


Rangi Topeora from the Kapiti Region whose signature appears on the Treaty Document.

Paekakariki Station Museum ~ Adjacent to State Highway 1, Paekakariki ~