Pohaturoa

Pohaturoa information

Whakatane , New Zealand
Address
Street cnr The Strand & Commerce St
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Beside a roundabout on the Strand is Pohaturoa, a large tapu (sacred) rock outcrop, where baptism, death, war and moko (tattoo) rites were performed. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here by Ngati Awa chiefs in 1840; there’s a monument to the Ngati Awa chief Te Hurinui Apanui here too.