Te HaeataCultural Centre, French Pass
Taku tūranga ake tirotiro whakawaho ki Anatoto
Rā te haeata e whiti ana, ko te ara whānui a Tane
Kei tua rā ko te timatanga o Te Tuku mai ki ahau
Ngāti Koata e mau mere nei, Kauae Hurihia e rangona nei
Kei mua rā a Kurupongi e rewa ana
Ka huri āku kamo ki Rangitoto Te Motu nui ra ia
Tū mai rā e koro e Takapōtaka
Heke whakararo ki Ngāmuka ko Tawhi rā te tama I hoki mai
Kei au kei tai ko Te Aumiti Te Tai Nukunuku a Pani, e whiowhio ana, e whati pari ana
E hoki mai au ki Anarū ki tōku pātuwatawata ki Te Haeata
E ko koia e ara e!
He Nohoanga Hākapakapa | A gateway to learning – A place to flourish
NGĀ WHĀINGA | Objectives
TIAKI TANGATA | People
Provide and promote a welcoming environment for all people to connect with Ngāti Koata
TIAKI TAIAO | Environment
Provide a safe, healthy and sustainable environment
TIAKI TAONGA | Resources
Provide and maintain our taonga in a safe, inclusive learning environment allowing Koatatanga to flourish
Te Haeata is our Cultural Center in Anaru, French Pass. It was vested in Ngāti Koata following the 2012 Treaty Settlement and was previously a school and teacher’s residence. It is now used for wānanga, whānau gatherings, kapa haka noho, hui, accommodation, and as a base for our people to connect with their whenua and taonga.
Te Haeata means ‘the dawn’, which speaks of both the view from the site and the vision of the iwi following the Settlement. In winter, from Te Haeata the sun can be seen rising between Kurupongi (Trio Islands) and Anatoto (Clay Point).
The facilities at Te Haeata include:
- Te Ata Puao (The top house) has three bedrooms.
- Bedroom 1 and two – Double bed and bunk in each.
- Bedroom 2 – Double and a single bed.
INCLUDES a shower; 2 toilets; kitchen/dining room with fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave and utilities; a sitting room with lounge suite, wood burner, tv and DVD player in the living area and loads of DVDs.
- Te Umurangi has a large sleeping area with 18 mattresses, wharepaku for both tāne and wāhine. The kitchen comes with a fridge/freezer, a chest freezer, stove/oven, microwave, cultery, plates, cups, pots etc. Outside Te Umurangi are two showers
- Te Awatea: Is our commercial property which can be booked through Holiday Houses NZ. Click on the following link for more information.
The pou beside the entrance to Te Haeata was unveiled in 2015 and is of Ngāti Koata rangatira Te Putu. It was carved by uncle Mark Davis and blessed by uncle Te Rangipumamao Hira Selwyn.
There are a few things to be aware of:
- The water supply is from a water tank. It is not an infinite supply so we must use water conservatively. Always be water wise! Kia penapena te wai kei mimiti
- Please also be conservative with power.
- Te Haeata is across the road from the beach. There is a gate to keep tamariki within the grounds, and although the road is not a highway it is the main (only) thoroughfare.
- All rubbish brought in must be taken out.
- There is a limited supply of wood available, if you want to provide your own firewood for the wood burner please feel free to do so.
The Te Haeata Committee is currently working on a few projects including minor, but necessary maintenance issues however it remains open for Ngāti Koata whānau to use.
Te Haeata Committee Members are:
|Ngawai Webber||Ahi Kā Representative|
|Bill Webber||Ahi Kā Representative|
|Nohorua Kotua||Kaumātua Representative|
|Pirihira Paul||Kaumātua Representative|
|Noela McGregor||He Kupu Reanga Representative|
|Kevin Paul||Trade Representative|
|Lonae Paul||Iwi Representative|
|Rāhui Katene||Iwi Represwentative|
|Louisa Paul||Office Representative|