An iconic building has been opened in Kaitaia this weekend by the Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae. The $14 million Te Ahu Heritage Centre provides space for Kaitaia's library, museum, council offices and visitors' centre. Te Ahu Trust Chairman Wayne Brown said seeing the building complete was very special, "This is something nowhere else in New Zealand can boast of and we did it ourselves without the help of the Government." The building has been praised for its incorporation of Maori design, honouring the five tribes of Te Hiku o Te Ika (The Tail of the Fish) and pakeha. See J128101 for our summary of the project.

Source: The Northern Advocate, 30 April 2012 (AG)


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