Te Waimate is an important archaeological area that relates to both Māori settlement and early Māori and European interaction. There is the significant pā site Ōkuratope, stronghold of Hongi Hika, about 2km from Te Waimate mission station. Te Waimate is also nationally and internationally important as an early attempt to create an English-style landscape in New Zealand and spread European agricultural methods. The current heritage precinct is limited to the mission station. There is also the Waimate North special zone in this location. It is suggested to absorb the special zone into a larger heritage area, which will better protect this unique heritage landscape and cover the area associated with early roads.
View map for Te Waimate Heritage Area(JPG, 445KB)
Read the associated rules
in the Draft District Plan.
Review the full assessment and recommendations in the independent report(PDF, 6MB)