Te Ahu is a multi-functional community facility in Kaitaia which houses this area's Library, Far North Regional Museum, i-SITE,
and FNDC customer services. The complex also houses a Café, a main Hall, Little Theatre, Art Space and Cinema.
The atrium features Pou representative of local iwi (muriwhenua), godwits suspended overhead and fish of Maui beneath your feet.
Butler Point, has a diversity of interests for visitors. A restored
1840s Homestead, A Garden of Significance, magnificent pohutukawas
and surrounding grounds include a Pa site. The Whaling Museum includes
a fully equipped kauri whaleboat. Here is an opportunity to enter
into a forgotten history.
Heritage Trail of Mangonui -
Te Ara Tuku Iho o nga Tupuna Matua o Mangonui
Beginning and ending at the historic Mangonui Courthouse, the Mangonui
Heritage Trail provides a glimpse of the great wealth of Maori and
European history associated with this area. Sites are indicated by
Heritage Trail markers. Some of these provide information at the site
itself, others have a number which will refer you to details in the
The Trail is three kilometres in length and accessible by foot or
vehicle. The average time that it takes to walk the Trail is one and
a half hours. Walkers are advised to take the St. Andrew's Walkway
(from Beach Road oposite the Police Station) to access sites and enjoy
the spectacular views from above Mangonui. Please be aware that Mary
Hassett Street, Tasman Street and Thomas Street are very steep.