164 - 3rd July 2006 - Waitangi, Kirikiri, and Scenic Drive


Morning mist at the campsite


Back at Waitangi


Inside the Maori Meeting House


Intricate Carvings


We had to take our shoes off to come inside this building


The room


Carving Outside


The building


Kirikiri - The stone building is the oldest in New Zealand


The river


Trees with no bark


Maybe it sheds it's bark once a year?


Bridge over the river Kirikiri


Recreation Maori Fishing village - the chiefs hut


View across the river to three of the oldest buildings in the country


Rahui Posts indicate 'tapu' areas - sacred ground that is off limits - I think this is the source of the word 'Taboo'


Latrine - Sit on the bar and hope the stick doesn't break - otherwise you'll end up in the river!


This little hut was for storing potatoes


Fire making apparatus


Old canoes found in the swamp


Bird Snare


Bark House


Canoe


Fish Drying Sticks


Priests House


This held sacred objects


Cockerel in the Car Park


This one had very green feathers


Scenic View on a Scenic Drive


Nice isn't it!