Paparoa Track Waharoa Unveiling Ceremony

Three waharoa at track entrances were unveiled at a dawn ceremony on 29 February 2020. The ceremony marked the full opening of the Paparoa Track and was attended by representatives from Ngāti Waewae, the Pike Families and the Department of Conservation. The waharoa were carved by a team of carvers led by Mahana Coulston.

The Department on Conservation put together this short video which showcases the ceremony nicely and captures the deep significance of this track for all parties involved.