Topic: Christmas

Ngāti Rehua - Christmas Panel

By Dean Nathan
  • Auckland

On the southern boundary of Ngāti Wai the subtribe Ngāti Rehua of Great Barrier Island have for generations aspired to build a carved ancestral house as a meeting place for future generations.  In recent weeks they achieved their goal. 

Te Kāea reporter Dean Nathan sat down with one of the people who played a key role in bringing this dream to fruition and put together this extended exclusive interview. 

Aperehama Edwards explains the signifficance of this event in detail and outlines some of the rich history of Ngāti Rehua and why an event like this is so important to the upcoming generations of the hapū.