Native Affairs - Home By The Sea

  • 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 Pākehā boy across the road found himself in strife.

Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha attended a very unique open home.