Native Affairs Summer Series 2014 - Home by the Sea

By Native Affairs
  • Auckland

A North Shore cottage bought for around 100 pounds nearly a century ago is once again on the market.

Remarkably the home is still in its original state but what makes it truly remarkable is the whānau history contained within its walls.

It's the story of one of Birkenhead's original Māori whānau and how they stepped in when the little Pākeha boy across the road found himself in strife.

Billie Jo Hohepa Ropiha attended a very unique open home.

To view the full episode which featured this story click on the video below.