Te Whare o Wakatū
http://www.wakatu.org.nz/home/wakatu-incorporation/about/corporate/wakatu-house/ ( 24 May, 2013 )
Wakatū House took 13 months to construct, has four floors and was opened in 2008. It has Māori visual and experiential elements throughout that represent the culture and heritage of Wakatū owners.
The building houses Wakatū as well as other commercial tenants. Including Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust and Aquaculture New Zealand.
At the heart of the building is a 8.5 metre poupou - made from a 40,000 year old swamp kauri log from Northland.
It was carved by Hēmi Tahuparae and Jason Hina with our story and the migration of our forebearers.