Taita Hotel now infill housing was a MAORI UREPA.
Taita hotel archeaolgist Victoria and self, found that the land was once owned by Matangi and his nephew Charlie Servante aka Charlie Waitara. Matangi built the house which appears to be the Taita hotel.
When it is sold and we have photos the UREPA was to be left in place and kept fenced at all times.
The history of Taita is fascinating, including the fact the stockade was at Thomas Jackson Hughes house as he had been raided by Maori, sent his family to Wellington for safety and let the soliders turn his house into a stockade opposite the Taita Christ Church.
Huge Taita Story unpublished as yet and pictures.
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