posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by Fuggle
There is an area in one of the forest areas somewhere in the North Island, way off the map for most people (not sure exactly where personally) that
has some non Maori stone structures (walls and the like) that predate the established Maori arrival dates in New Zealand, ive seen pictures of some of
the sites and it definitely isnt your typical Maori style of building or material. Its been known about for quite a long time but most people dont
know about it, i heard about it well over 18 years or so ago).
The areas sort of restricted and I believe you can get in trouble (for trespassing) if your caught there by the local Maori sicne its on Iwi land,
also from what I gather maori that know about it dont like it being talked about, and when its brought up its often 'pffft' away, or ignored...
after all it would sort of invalidate their rights as first people if it turned out they weren't really the first (not that they where any way, after
all dont forget the Moriori, pardon the spelling)
I have a Maori uncle who knows about it and says its definitely there.
Take the above with a grain of salt however since its based on second hand information, recollection of old news segments and the like, but i think
ive got it mostly right
Ive always wished to go take a look, but given events like the Tuhoe(?) fiasco a year or so ago and the like, I wouldnt dare go trespassing on any Iwi
land and expect a happy responce... might sound slightly racist, but its a valid concern in some areas.
New Zealand aint all kittens and flowers
Edit:- Opps sorry Fuggle didnt mean to respond to you like you were not a New Zealander, just noticed you mentioned Manurewa :p
[edit on 28-1-2009 by BigfootNZ]