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Review of Te Aro Pa

Te Aro Pa
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Incredible, worth the visit for young and old alike. It was so colourful, and very insightful into the mind of an accentric artiste.

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I don’t want to diminish the importance of the Te Aro Pa site, but for the tourist I thought it was underwhelming. It is simply a room off the street, with two glassed off excavation sections. There are some informative boards in the room, but the excavations contain just a few exhibits. Take a quick look if you are walking past, but don’t expect too much.

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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Te Aro Pa was a thriving Maori village located in what is now central Wellington. European settlement eventually covered the village. When a Victorian building was demolished a few years ago to make way for an apartment building, the remains of some of the whare (huts) from Te Aro Pa were found. This was amazing, as the whare were constructed of fern trunks, which decompose easily. Being undisturbed under a building for so many years had helped preserve them.

The preserved remains of two whare can be seen at this site, with an exhibition describing the history of Te Aro Pa. It is an interesting insight into the history of Wellington, and into traditional Maori life. This site is only a block away from Te Papa, so it can be easily visited on your way to or from there.

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