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Address: Te Aroroa Road | Tikitiki, New Zealand

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Stunning piece of nz history

Well worth a stop to admire the woven wall hangings and the carvings, not to mention the gorgeous stained glass windows. This is a fabulous piece of nz history and worth a stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ah62
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a stop to admire the woven wall hangings and the carvings, not to mention the gorgeous stained glass windows. This is a fabulous piece of nz history and worth a stop. Easy to find and parking outside on the street.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Do not miss this one! It is located in the tiny village of Tikitiki just as you are leaving the town, on the left hand side on a small incline, right by the sign that highlights the bend with the number 25 and the 35 km sign for Te Araroa/Hicks Bay. Nice little church made very interesting by its intricate... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

the story of this church is very interesting and moving as is the decorations inside the church, its a must see

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Thank mandr268
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

A great stop off on the East Cape road. This church is truly unique and really beautiful. The carvings are amazing and it has a moving tribute to those lost in world wars.

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Burton-on-Trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We were recommended to go to this church by the iSite lady in Gisborne on our way to Whakatane. We were not disappointed. It is an absolute gem of a place: lovely Maori carvings and weavings. Not to be missed - since it is (from the south) just around a very sharp bend in the road, you could easily drive... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

For the non-outdoorsy types there not a lot to see in this area so this beautiful little church is a must, even for the non-religious. While the outside is nothing unusual the inside is superb with lovely stained glass windows and superb Maori carvings and panel work throughout. It's clearly a much loved building and a credit to the local... More 

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Taree NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

If you are driving the East Coast Highway, around the East Cape, this stop is a MUST. The church sits above the town, and from the outside it appears quite ordinary (seen one church - seen them all). But don't be fooled. Inside is the most amazing Maori decorations - wood carvings, woven wall panels, stained glass with Maori motives... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

From the outside this appears to be a simple church however the carved entrance gate and memorial on the hill overlooking it provide indicators of it’s Maori origins. It's built on the site of an old Pa (or fort). We were met by some locals as we pulled into the side of the road outside and they indicated that the... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

I hadn't previously thought that churches in NZ were particularly interesting compared to Europe but this church is just amazing. There are intricately carved Maori carvings and taonga inside. There's a monument commemorating Sir Apirana Ngata out the front. A true 'nz' church and definitely worth a visit.

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