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Parihaka – Restoring the Mana of the Maunga

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  • NZILA Award of Excellence / Community Design — 2017
Photography: Opus International Consultants
Photography: Opus International Consultants

Parihaka – Restoring the Mana of the Maunga, demonstrates a considerable engagement with community groups including regular hui with tangata whenua.

Parihaka – Restoring the Mana of the Maunga, demonstrates a considerable engagement with community groups including regular hui with tangata whenua.

The design embodies the essence of place, reinforcing connections to significant landmarks and sight lines.

The specially selected kohatu forms the centre-piece of the lookout structure. This exquisitely carved piece anchors the lookout platform and lends a sense of ceremonial occasion to the site. The slow incline of the walkway accentuates the power of the borrowed landscape, while the visitor is transported to a primordial time by awe-inspiring views. The inclusion of interpretative signage helps visitors to understand the significant history of the area. Materials and construction are of a high quality.

Name of Entry: Parihaka – Restoring the Mana of the Maunga

Name of Entrant: Opus International Consultants

Name of Client: Whangarei District Council

Photography: Opus International Consultants
Photography: Opus International Consultants
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